© 2009

Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease

  • I. W. Fong


  • Written by a world renowned researcher with up to date information on new emerging diseases which have attracted public attention


Part of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century book series (EIDC)

About this book


This new volume of the "Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century" series is an up to date, state-of-the-art review on several important infections challenging clinicians, from the general practitioner to the various subspecialists that deals with infections.

Topics were chosen to address new emerging issues and controversies in clinical infectious Disease:

  • Issues in Central nervous System Infections
  • Emerging issues in Head & Neck Infections
  • Current issues in Ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Emerging issues in Pulmonary infections of Cystic fibrosis
  • Re-emergence of childhood respiratory infections in adults
  • New Concepts & emerging issues in sepsis
  • Febrile neutropenia: management issues
  • Emerging issues & trend in Clostriduim difficile colitis
  • Probiotics in Infections Disease
  • Device Related Infections
  • Current concepts of orthopedic implants and prosthetic joint infections
  • Combination antimicrobial therapies


Sepsis antibiotics antimicrobial bacteria emerging infectious emerging infectious disease fungal infection infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases respiratory infection

Editors and affiliations

  • I. W. Fong
    • 1
  1. 1.Professor of Medicine University of TorontoSt. Michael's HospitalTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease
  • Editors I.W. Fong
  • Series Title Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-84840-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-2739-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-84841-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 390
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Infectious Diseases
    Medical Microbiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Public Health
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

"This collection of reviews on a broad range of infectious diseases seen in clinical practice is part of the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century collection. … The potential audience for this book is broad; in fact, it could be useful to anyone in clinical practice. … Each chapter is supported by a relatively extensive bibliography. … It provides a good glimpse of new tendencies and future directions in the management of infectious conditions commonly seen in clinical practice." (Carlos E Figueroa, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2009)

"Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease ... edited by I.W. Fong, successfully summarizes the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered infectious diseases. ... The book is well written and properly referenced. ... The book provides excellent summaries of the pathogenesis, pathobiology, and microbiology of each syndrome that is discussed. ... The book will be helpful for readers who seek a clinically oriented synthesis of current approaches to the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases." (Jose G. Montoya, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 361 (4), July, 2009)

“Divided into 12 chapters, this volume … tackles difficult management questions that challenge the infectious disease clinician on a daily basis. … Fong’s book provides a detailed analysis of the evidence … for myriad management approaches that could be taken for an infectious disease. … Overall, I recommend Emerging Issues and Controversies in Infectious Disease to infectious disease fellows as well as practitioners … as a way to keep the evidence behind clinical practices close at hand.” (Amesh A. Adalja, Journal of the American Medical Association, December, 2010)