Now in its third edition, and endorsed by both the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the European Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, the Manual of Childhood Infections (known by its readers as The Blue Book) is a simple-to-use, evidence-based, and practical handbook on how to recognise, investigate and manage both common and rare infectious diseases in children and babies. The handbook is divided into two sections, the first of which is syndrome-based and covers all the key diagnosis and management features of common childhood infections, such as sepsis, meningitis, and pneumonia. The second section lists specific organisms, and provides all the key points in the epidemiology, clinical features, and management for all the key infections. Each chapter includes key references for further reading and suggestions for future research. Packed with helpful tips and practical guidance, including lists of alternative diagnoses and useful tables, the handbook also features a neonatal and paediatric formulary of around 100 of the commonest used antimicrobials based on the BNF for Children, but presented in a simple easy-to-use weight based dosing regimen.
Common side effects and cautions are also included. The book is aimed at both junior trainees looking after ill children and more senior colleagues who want to check their management plans, and is written for both a UK and European audience, reflecting the range of clinical practice across Europe, while being clear where the evidence base is strongest.
GENERAL ; 1. Antibiotics and resistance ; 2. Antifungal drugs ; 3. Antiparasitics ; 4. Antivirals ; 5. Bone and joint infections ; 6. Cardiac infections: endocarditis ; 7. Cardiac infections: myocarditis and pericarditis ; 8. Central venous catheter infections ; 9. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) ; 10. Congenital infections ; 11. Conjunctivitis ; 12. Diarrhoea and vomiting ; 13. Emerging and re-emerging infections ; 14. Encephalitis ; 15. Enlarged lymph nodes ; 16. Haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) ; 17. Healthcare associated infections ; 18. Hepatitis ; 19. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection ; 20. Immunocompromised children with infection ; 21. Infection control in community settings ; 22. Intra-abdominal infections ; 23. Invasive fungal infection ; 24. Investigating the child with possible immunodeficiency ; 25. Kawasaki disease ; 26. Laboratory diagnosis of infection ; 27. Lower respiratory tract infection ; 28. Mastoiditis, quinsy and brain abscesses ; 29. Meningitis ; 30. Neonatal infection ; 31. Ocular infections ; 32. Periodic fever syndromes ; 33. Pyrexia of unknown origin ; 34. Rash - making a diagnosis ; 35. Refugees and internationally adopted children ; 36. Sepsis syndrome ; 37. Sexually transmitted infections ; 38. Skin and soft tissue infections ; 39. Toxic shock syndrome ; 40. Trauma, bites and burns ; 41. Travelling abroad with children ; 42. The unwell child returning from abroad ; 43. Urinary tract infection ; 44. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI) ; 45. Zoonoses ; SPECIFIC INFECTIONS ; 46. Adenoviruses ; 47. Amoebiasis ; 48. Anaerobic infections ; 49. Arbovirus ; 50. Ascariasis ; 51. Aspergillosis ; 52. Botulism ; 53. Brucellosis ; 54. Campylobacter ; 55. Candidiasis ; 56. Cat-scratch disease ; 57. Chicken pox and Zoster ; 58. Chlamydia ; 59. Cholera ; 60. Clostridium difficile ; 61. Cryptosporidiosis ; 62. Cytomegalovirus ; 63. Diphtheria ; 64. Enteroviruses and parechoviruses ; 65. Epstein Barr virus ; 66. Escherichia coli diarrhoea ; 67. Giardiasis ; 68. Gonococcal infection ; 69. Gram negative bacteria ; 70. Haemophilus influenzae ; 71. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) ; 72. Head lice (Pediculosis) ; 73. Helicobacter pylori ; 74. Helminthiases ; 75. Hepatitis B ; 76. Hepatitis C ; 77. Herpes Simplex Virus 1 + 2 ; 78. Human Herpes Viruses 6 + 7 ; 79. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) ; 80. Influenza and parainfluenza ; 81. Legionella ; 82. Leishmaniasis ; 83. Listeriosis ; 84. Lyme disease and other borrelioses ; 85. Malaria ; 86. Measles ; 87. Meningococcal disease ; 88. Molluscum contagiosum and other poxviruses ; 89. Mumps ; 90. Mycoplasma infections ; 91. Non Tuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) infection ; 92. Norovirus ; 93. Parvovirus ; 94. Pertussis ; 95. Plague ; 96. Pneumocystis pneumonia ; 97. Polio ; 98. Rabies ; 99. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) ; 100. Rotavirus ; 101. Rubella ; 102. Scabies ; 103. Schistosomiasis ; 104. Shigellosis ; 105. Staphylococcal infections including MRSA ; 106. Streptococcal infections ; 107. Syphilis ; 108. Tetanus ; 109. Threadworm ; 110. Tinea ; 111. Toxacariasis ; 112. Toxoplasmosis ; 113. Tuberculosis ; 114. Typhoid and paratyphoid (enteric) fevers ; 115. Typhus ; 116. Viral haemorrhagic fevers ; 117. Yellow fever ; 118. Yersiniosis ; APPENDICES ; The contribution of infectious diseases on neonatal and childhood deaths in England and Wales ; Guidance on infection control in school and other child care settings ; Immunisation of the normal and immunocompromised child ; Notification and surveillance of infectious diseases ; Medicine guide