Healthcare-Associated Infections in Children

A Guide to Prevention and Management

  • J. Chase McNeil
  • Judith R. Campbell
  • Jonathan D. Crews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Overview of Infection Control and Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Catherine E. Foster, Judith R. Campbell
      Pages 3-16
    3. Sarah Kubes, Luis A. Castagnini
      Pages 37-55
  3. Major Healthcare-Associated Infection Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Galit Holzmann-Pazgal
      Pages 95-106
    3. Amy S. Arrington
      Pages 107-123
    4. Zachary Stinson, Scott Rosenfeld, J. Chase McNeil
      Pages 133-151
    5. William Whitehead, J. Chase McNeil
      Pages 153-175
    6. Jesus G. Vallejo, J. Chase McNeil, Judith R. Campbell
      Pages 177-196
    7. Jonathan D. Crews
      Pages 197-213
    8. Ann-Christine Nyquist
      Pages 215-227
  4. Infections in Vulnerable Hosts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Blanca E. Gonzalez, Johanna Goldfarb
      Pages 301-321
    3. Ayse Akcan-Arikan, Sarah J. Swartz, Poyyapakkam R. Srivaths
      Pages 323-343
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 345-351

About this book


This book focuses on the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in children.  Unlike similar texts, this book details both the general principles involved in HAIs and infection prevention and also provides a problem-oriented approach, more precisely meeting the needs of a clinician at the bedside.  Importantly, included in this text are discussions on medical device-related infections in children.  The book is divided into three principle sections: 1) basic principles of infection control and prevention, 2) major infectious syndromes and 3) infections in vulnerable hosts.  Each chapter covers the epidemiology, microbiology, clinical features, diagnosis, medical management and prevention of the disease entity of interest.  Written by experts in the field, chapters are evidenced-based, drawing from the published medical literature as well as from clinical practice guidelines.  Richly illustrated with tables, figures and algorithms, the book is designed to assist in the evaluation and management of these often complex patients. 

Healthcare-Associated Infections in Children is a valuable resource for infectious disease specialists, intensivists, neonatologists, surgeons, oncologists, infection preventionists, hospitalists, nurses, and all medical professionals treating children who are susceptible to HAIs.


Neonatal infections Infection prevention in children Vulnerable hosts Antimicrobial stewardship Infection syndromes

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Chase McNeil
    • 1
  • Judith R. Campbell
    • 2
  • Jonathan D. Crews
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious DiseasesBaylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious DiseasesBaylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsBaylor College of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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