Each successive edition of this incomparable one-stop guide to preventing, controlling, and managing infectious diseases in children has set new standards of quality, authority, and value. Like its distinguished predecessors, the 2006 edition is custom-built for efficient patient problem solving. At its heart are expert recommendations on the clinical manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 different diseases. Created by the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, and reviewed by the CDC and FDA - with contributions from hundreds of expert physicians - it is the clinical tool you will consult often and with complete confidence. The new 2006 edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to help you stay in step with the latest developments and recommendations.