Red Book®: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

Red Book®: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases
  • 30th Ed.
  • 2015
  • © American Academy of Pediatrics
  • David W. Kimberlin MD, FAAP
  • ISBN-10: 1-58110-926-1 / ISBN-13: 978-1-58110-926-9
  • ISSN: 1080-0131
  • Pediatrics, Evidence Based Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Public Health


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The 2015 Red Book is the American Academy of Pediatrics' authoritative guide to manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 childhood conditions.

It provides evidence-based guidance to practicing clinicians on pediatric infections and vaccinations based on the recommendations of the committee as well as the combined expertise of the CDC, the FDA and hundreds of physician contributors.

The book is divided into sections that cover;

  • • Active and passive immunization
  • • Disease summaries
  • • Antimicrobial therapy for treatment and prophylaxis
  • • Care of children in special situations

Updated information and recommendations you cannot afford to be without...

  • • Standardized approach to disease prevention through immunizations, antimicrobial prophylaxis, and infection control practices
  • • New chapter on Hemorrhagic Fevers Caused by Filoviruses has been added
  • • New chapter on human parechovirus infections has been added
  • • Updated information on hypersensitivity reactions after immunizations
  • • The latest on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescents and children
  • • Updated coverage of actinomycosis, amebiases, arbovirus, bacterial vaginosis, blastocystis, candidiasis, Clostridium difficle, coronaviruses, dengue, enteroviruses, Escherichia coli, Giardia intestinalis, gonococcal infections, Helicobacter pylori infections, lyme disease, meningococcal infections, pediculosis capitis, pertussis, pneumococcal infections, rotavirus, and more
  • • Managing Injection Pain has been significantly expanded
  • • Updated information on hepatitis C
  • • Updated information on group B streptococcal infections
  • • Updated section on drugs for parasitic infections
  • • Significantly revised chapter on Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • • Recommendations for using MMR or MMRV vaccines have been updated
  • • The Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship chapter has been significantly broadened and updated


Doody's Reviews


Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"The Red Book is an essential reference for pediatric practice. The 30th edition provides timely updates on infectious diseases in an accessible and engaging format for busy clinicians. The online version keeps the full content readily available from anywhere. This is an unparalleled resource in both content and authority for pediatric infectious diseases knowledge, from diagnosis to management and prevention."

-- Kari Simonsen, MD (University of Nebraska Medical Center) Doody's Review

"Considered by many the quintessential resource and reference for clinical practice."

-- Emerging Infectious Diseases - previous edition



The Red Book is an essential reference for pediatric infectious diseases specialists and general pediatricians, and is useful for family medicine and emergency medicine physicians as well. Public health and school health providers, medical residents and students also will find it a high-yield source of pediatric infectious disease and vaccine information.


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