Infectious Diseases: A Clinical Short Course, Fourth Edition provides busy physicians, students, nurse practitioners, and PAs with the kind of concise overview they need to understand, diagnose, and treat common infectious diseases safely and effectively.
Organized by system/region―as opposed to pathogens―to simulate the ways you encounter common pathogens and disorders in rounds or in practice, this new edition includes key updates and aligns content with information tested on the USMLE Step 2. By indicating the number of days you should spend on each chapter, the author has created a schedule for completion of each lesson. A wide array of tables summarizing the methods of clinical assessment, anti-infective agent doses, and drug toxicities―critical facts that do not require memorization, but need to be referred to when caring for patients―facilitate this condensed learning schedule.
Key Points summarize the most important facts you need to know when managing each infection and facilitate board review
Guiding Questions kick off each chapter
An estimate of the potential severity of each disease provides insight into how quickly you should initiate treatment
Case examples highlight real-world clinical application of the content
Dozens of color plates depict major pathogens
All chapters have been updated to reflect the most current treatment and diagnostic guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America