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Infectious Diseases, 3rd Edition

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Infectious Diseases, 3rd edition by Jonathan Cohen, MB, BS, FRCP, FRCPath, FRCPE, FMedSci, William G. Powderly, MD, FRCPI, and Steven M. Opal MD, provides comprehensive, practical, highly visual guidance to help you effectively overcome the latest clinical infectious disease challenges. The comprehensively updated 3rd Edition features brand-new information on new strains of the swine (H1N1) and avian influenza viruses, SARS, nosocomial infections, HIV/AIDS, and many other timely topics. Online access at lets you reference the complete contents from any computer - with case studies, ID secret of the week, regular content updates, disease outbreak maps, diagnosis algorithms, a downloadable image library, and updates from the Lancet Infectious Disease.

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New to This Edition

    • Stay current with the very latest information about newly recognized infectious diseases including new strains of the swine (H1N1) and avian influenza viruses, and SARS…many new chapters including parvoviruses, acute meningitis, chronic meningitis, GI infection, tuberculosis of the urogenital tract, approaches to acute fever and fever of unknown origin, infections in burn, surgery and trauma, immunodeficiencies and principles of infection in the immunocompromised patient, opportunistic and systemic fungi, and subcutaneous and superficial fungal pathogens.
    • Access the complete contents online at, with regular content updates, case studies with self-assessment questions, interactive disease outbreak map, antimicrobial pharmacokinetics mannequin, and a downloadable image library.
    • Efficiently reference information with no overlap thanks to newly reorganized chapters including a completely refocused section on tropical and travel medicine.
    • Find answers quickly and easily access references with a new more streamlined, portable, and economical format. All bibliographical citations have been removed from the printed reference - allowing the two volumes to be lighter and more compact - but remain online at for rapid searchability.

    • Get a fresh perspective from seven new section editors added to this edition, as well as an even more geographically diverse set of contributors.

Key Features

    • Find a diagnosis quickly with the popular Diseases by Body System Section.
    • Stay well informed with expanded and updated coverage of nonsocomial infections and much more.
    • Access the full text contents of the entire 2-volume set online with a fully searchable website with case studies (ideal tool for learning and review for the Boards), ID secret of the week, regular content updates, disease outbreak maps, Diagnosis algorithms, downloadable image library and updates from the Lancet Infectious Disease.
    • Receive unparalleled visual guidance from hundreds of full-color photographs and figures.
    • Quickly search information with a consistent chapter organization and colorful page layouts.

    • Get clinically-focused guidance from "Practice Points" which demonstrate how to diagnose and treat complicated problems encountered in practice.

    • Make effective diagnoses with a more efficient approach to differential diagnosis-discussions of conditions are presented in proportion to their incidence.

    • Gain a more international view from editors and authors, patient photographs, and treatment perspectives from around the world.

Published Reviews

    "This is an outstanding book that covers both common and uncommon topics in infectious disease. I found information on infections that I have never encountered in 30 years of practice. It will be helpful to infectious disease specialists as well as nonspecialists around the world in terms of diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of unusual as well as common problems. Excellent glossy photos and tables/figures are informative at a quick glance even without reading the text. Now in its third edition, this book has clearly stood the test of time." - Joseph R. Lentino, MD, PhD(Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine), Excerpts from Doody’s review service, Rating - 4 Stars!


    "The third edition of this book was published in 2012, some 5 years after the 2nd edition. During those 5 years there have been many developments...It was evident the information in the book needed updating, hence the 3rd edition and its 2000 pages...The three editors have managed to get together just under 400 contributors from all over the world to update and expand the previous edition. They have really done an excellent job, enhanced by the way the book is presented."


Author Information

    Edited by Jonathan Cohen, M Sc, FRCP, FRCPath, FRCPE, FMedSci, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Dean of the Medical School, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Infectious Diseases; William G. Powderly, MD, Head of School, UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science, Dublin, Ireland and Steven M. Opal, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI, USA

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Infectious Diseases, 3rd Edition
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  • Expert Consult
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  • 2070 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3503-7
  • Copyright: 2010