Common Bacterial Infections in Infancy and Childhood

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Melvin I. Marks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. H. C. Spratt, G. A. Ahronheim, M. I. Marks
    Pages 21-49
  3. G. A. Ahronheim
    Pages 50-64
  4. M. I. Marks
    Pages 65-79
  5. M. I. Marks
    Pages 80-91
  6. G. A. Ahronheim
    Pages 92-104
  7. M. I. Marks
    Pages 105-114
  8. H. C. Spratt
    Pages 115-133
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 134-140

About this book


Paediatrics is distinguished from general medicine by the different spectrum of disease encountered, and the interplay of disease and development within the growing child. Thus, clinical management taxes acumen, experience, and factual knowledge in a particularly challenging way. Infectious disease problems and their attendant pressures continue to dominate paediatric practice. As improvements in care ap­ proach marginal proportions, the onus on clinicians to provide prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment gains increasing importance. Newcomers are often impressed by the pace of evolving syndromes, indicating the need for repeated examination and balanced judgement at all phases of illness. This book considers common bacterial syndromes from a modern perspective. The authors' attitudes and opinions reflect their experience of paediatric infectious disease in a large teaching hospital. Thus, we are daily concerned with an overall minority of patients who fail to respond to domicilary measures. or who develop a specific complication. We believe this perspective will have particular relevance for community practitioners who take satisfaction in the care of sick children, and for house officers faced with the dual problems of an ill child and alarmed parents. M.J. Marks Montreal, January, 1979 v Contributors Ahronheim. Gerald A. Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, McGill University, Montreal. Marks. Melvin I. Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Montreal. Spratt. H. Cl(fford Lecturer in Paediatrics, McGill University, Montreal.


antibiotics bacteria bacterial infection bacterial infections infection infections infectious infectious disease respiratory infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Melvin I. Marks
    • 1
  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85200-509-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-9653-6
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