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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 271

Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From head to toe

Professor of Microbiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry-605 006, India

Date of Web Publication17-Jul-2010

Correspondence Address:
S Badrinath
Professor of Microbiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry-605 006
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Badrinath S. Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From head to toe. Indian J Med Microbiol 2010;28:271

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Badrinath S. Emergencies in Infectious Diseases: From head to toe. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Jun 6];28:271. Available from:

Published by: Byword Books Private Limited

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Price: Rs. 995.00/US$ 165

Infectious diseases continue to be a major cause of emergencies in medical management. Sporadic cases intersperse with epidemics. Infections in the community and hospitals are a constant threat. The authors have taken up an important issue of compiling case records in their book entitled Emergencies in Infectious Diseases. The book addresses a series of infectious diseases (IDs) literally affecting from head to toe. It makes interesting reading and contains some relevant information pertaining to infectious diseases encountered in this part of the subcontinent.

The entire ID emergencies are covered in six sections. Each case is described in detail with relevant clinical details including physical examination and their findings. Extensive laboratory work up and facilitated discussions on differential diagnosis are an added feature of this book. Rational treatment, including empiric antibiotic therapy, has been suggested for every case. Management of severe infections caused by pathogens, with appropriate antibiotics will be deemed useful by readers. A detailed discussion at the end of each chapter highlights some learning points.

However, some of the sections are very brief and do not delve into the depths of the cases. Others are more informative and may be used as ready reference, especially for interns and practicing physicians. The color photographs and images are of good quality with clearly visible details.

The last two chapters deal with antibiotic therapy and management, with a note on use and misuse of antibiotics and emerging antibiotic resistance. However, a detailed discussion on current resistance patterns among common organisms associated with infectious diseases is lacking in this book. An update on this vital aspect of treatment and prevention would have added to the existing knowledge. In the absence of a laboratory report, empiric antibiotic therapy in emergencies is often based on current sensitivity pattern. Clinical trainees need to be aware of the importance of rational antibiotic therapy to arrest emerging antibiotic resistance.

Emergencies in Infectious Diseases priced at Rs. 995/- will form a an additional resource material for students, trainees and practitioners, in addition to standard text books, in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.


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