Preface.- War, Infectious Disease and Poverty.- Future Prospects for the Drug Treatment of Malaria in Children.- New Malaria Vaccines.- The Most Neglected Diseases of Children.- Leishmaniasis.- Ebola, Lassa and Hantavirus.- Rotavirus and the Rationale for Prevention.- Development of the Immune System in the Neonate and Infant.- Controversies in Management of Neonatal Sepsis.- Advances in the Diagnosis of TB: Outbreaks in Neonates.- Chlamydial Infections in Children and Adolescents.- The Role of Pre- and Post-Natal Infection in Chronic Lung Disease and Prematurity.- Catheter-Related Infections.- Pathogenesis of Pneumococcal Infection.- Diagnosis and Prevention of Pneumococcal Infection.- Rational Antibiotic Treatment of Pneumonia in Children.- New Antibiotics for Gram Positive Infections.- Management Issues for HIV Infected Children.- Heterologous Effects of Vaccines.- Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial Infection.- Kingella kingae: an Emerging Paediatric Pathogen.- How to Treat Acute Musculoskeletal Infections in Children.- Emergence and Management of Resistant Staphylococci.- Prevention of HIV Transmission to Children in Africa.- Practical Aspects of ART in Children.- Antibiotics for Childhood Otitis Media: Overused and Confused? -Otitis Media Management Debate.- Index.
This volume covers topics in infectious diseases in children and is intended for Pediatric Infectious Disease trainees, trainers, and all those who manage children with infections. There is a balance of clinical basic science. In response to numerous requests, additional tropical topics are covered in some depth. As in previous volumes, the emphasis is on hot topics of clinical relevance delivered by world class speakers.