2010-2011 Nelson's Pocket Book of Pediatric Antimicrobial by John S. Bradley MD, John D. Nelson MD Emeritus

By John S. Bradley MD, John D. Nelson MD Emeritus

This best-selling and ordinary source on pediatric antimicrobial remedy presents quick entry to trustworthy, up to date concepts for therapy of all infectious ailments in kids. for every illness, the authors offer a observation to aid healthiness care services choose the simplest of all antimicrobial offerings. Drug descriptions hide all antimicrobial brokers to be had this present day and comprise entire information regarding dosing regimens. in keeping with growing to be issues approximately overuse of antibiotics, this system comprises instructions on whilst to not prescribe antimicrobials. Key gains: designed if you happen to look after youngsters and are confronted with judgements on a daily basis; comprises therapy of parasitic infections and tropical medication; up-to-date anti-infective drug directory, whole with formulations and dosages; and balanced info on safeguard, efficacy, and tolerability with info on expenses and availability of drugs.

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The most current American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines66 and meta-analyses67 suggest the greatest benefit with therapy occurs in children with bilateral AOM who are younger than 2 years; for other children, close observation is also an option. Some experts advocate providing a prescription to parents, but waiting 1–2 days before treating mild cases. indd 41 Erythromycin 40–50 mg/kg/day PO div qid x 14 d OR Diphtheria antitoxin (DAT), a horse antisera, is Diphtheria82 penicillin G 150,000 U/kg/day IV div q6h; PLUS investigational and only available from CDC’s Emergency antitoxin (AIII) Operations Center at: 770/488-7100.

Risk factors: a serum quantitative nontreponemal serologic titer ≤maternal titer and the mother’s treatment was adequate before pregnancy, and mother’s nontreponemal serologic titer remained low and stable before and during pregnancy and at delivery (VDRL <1:2; RPR <1:4). indd 25 Wound cleaning and debridement vital IVIG (200–400 mg/kg) is an alternative if TIG not available; equine tetanus antitoxin not available in US but is alternative to TIG Corticosteroids (1 mg/kg/day div q12h) if active chorioretinitis or CSF protein >1 g/dL (AIII) Start sulfa after neonatal jaundice has resolved.

No evaluation required. Some experts would treat with benzathine penicillin G 50,000 units/kg as a single IM injection, particularly if follow-up is uncertain. Risk factors: a serum quantitative nontreponemal serologic titer ≤maternal titer and the mother’s treatment was adequate before pregnancy, and mother’s nontreponemal serologic titer remained low and stable before and during pregnancy and at delivery (VDRL <1:2; RPR <1:4). indd 25 Wound cleaning and debridement vital IVIG (200–400 mg/kg) is an alternative if TIG not available; equine tetanus antitoxin not available in US but is alternative to TIG Corticosteroids (1 mg/kg/day div q12h) if active chorioretinitis or CSF protein >1 g/dL (AIII) Start sulfa after neonatal jaundice has resolved.

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