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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Revisited

  • Horst Schroten
  • Stefan Wirth
  • Presents details from epidemiology to molecular biology

  • Documents recent advances in disease mechanisms and possible interventions

  • Describes new developments in preventive measures

  • Useful information for both clinicians and researchers


Part of the Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases book series (BAID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Rudolf H. Tangermann, Hanna Nohynek, Rudolf Eggers
    Pages 1-41
  3. Susanna Cunningham-Rundles, Deborah Ho Lin
    Pages 117-143
  4. Shigenobu Kimura, Yuko Ohara-Nemoto
    Pages 177-197
  5. Ian A. Clark, Michael J. Griffiths
    Pages 239-272
  6. Wilbert Mason
    Pages 273-295
  7. Hien Q. Huynh
    Pages 297-315
  8. Adilia Warris, Ronald de Groot
    Pages 317-344
  9. Nanette B. Silverberg
    Pages 365-390
  10. Andreas H. Groll, Julia Koehler, Thomas J. Walsh
    Pages 405-472
  11. Kwang Sik Kim
    Pages 473-484
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 497-503

About this book


The successful prevention of childhood diseases like diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis has made a major contribution to the improvement of public health, and vaccines and a variety of drugs are amongst the most fruitful applications of 20th-century research.

Today pediatric infectious disease research is closely interconnected with other disciplines. Understanding the biology of the causative agents and the pathogenesis of disease is an essential step in achieving control and elimination of the diseases.

Starting with historical, epidemiological and sociocultural issues, the volume presents clinical as well as molecular biological aspects of pediatric infectious diseases. New insights into the pathogenesis of infection are presented and an update on diagnostics, prevention and treatment of pediatric viral, fungal and bacterial diseases provided.

The role of emerging new pathogens is also highlighted.

The book aims at an interdisciplinary audience of clinicians and non-clinicians: pediatricians, infectious disease researchers, virologists, microbiologists, public health politicians and university libraries.


Hepatitis Malaria avian influenza bacteria childhood diseases fungal infection helicobacter pylori infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases nutrition pathogenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Schroten
    • 1
  • Stefan Wirth
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department of General PediatricsUniversity Children’s HospitalDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Children’s Hospital HELIOS KlinikumWitten-Herdecke UniversityWuppertalGermany

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