Infectious Diseases: Emergency Department Diagnosis & Management


A “Must-Have” reference for every emergency department and for every emergency department physician!

This is the first book on the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases, as they present to the Emergency Department, that’s been written specifically for emergency physicians by emergency physicians.

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These expert authors, working in large urban Emergency Departments, understand the importance of having an authoritative reference at the ready for fast diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases occurring in all body systems.

The expert authors present:

  • Information selected and organized to meet the daily clinical needs of the emergency physician
  • Case presentations in every chapter
  • A Treatment Summary Box in each chapter, with at-a-glance review of recommended drugs and dosages
  • Considerations of special populations
  • Full treatment of current issues in infectious disease: bioterrorism (Anthrax, Smallpox, Plague, and Tularemia), sexually transmitted diseases, emerging infections (West Nile Virus, SARS, Hanta-Virus, and Leptospirosis), tick-borne diseases, fever in the returning traveler, and immunizations
  • Examination of HIV-associated infections in various body systems
  • Inclusion of TB-associated infections, influenza, CAP and bronchitis, and other lower respiratory tract infections
  • A close look at central nervous system infections, including meningitis and encephalitis
  • Guidance for gastrointestinal infections such as hepatitis, infectious diarrhea, and more