Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy

Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy
25th Ed.
2019 © American Academy of Pediatrics
John S. Bradley MD
John S. Bradley MD
ISBN-10: 1-61002-210-6 / ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-210-1
ISSN: 2164-9278 (print) / ISSN: 2164-9286 (electronic)
Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Nursing


This best-selling and widely used resource on pediatric antimicrobial therapy provides instant access to reliable, up-to-the-minute recommendations for treatment of infectious diseases in children.

For each disease, the authors provide a commentary to help health care professionals select the best of all antimicrobial choices. Drug descriptions cover pediatric appropriate antimicrobials agents and complete information about dosing regimens. In response to growing concerns about overuse of antibiotics, the program includes guidelines on when not to prescribe antimicrobials.

Now in color to help you find the best options quickly!

New in the 25th edition:

  • • Includes recommendations for new intravenous broad-spectrum beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations.
  • • Provides options for treatment of increasing resistance in Escherichia coli for urinary tract infections.
  • • Includes updates for management of diarrhea.
  • • Simplifies navigation with color-coded tabs and tables that make it easier to find the best treatment options for susceptibility of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic pathogens.
  • • Clarifies specific, new, and evolving recommendations about antifungal therapeutic drug levels for several invasive fungal infections, particularly in immunocompromised children.
  • • Reorganizes antiviral table for easier reading: common viral pathogens are in one table and HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are in a second table.
  • • Provides guidance for neonates during the ongoing cefotaxime shortage, including alternatives to achieve similar antibacterial activity in similar tissue sites, with a similar safety profile.
  • • Includes updates, such as new information on drug therapy and steroid therapy for neurocysticercosis, incorporating the new IDSA and American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene guidelines.
  • • Incorporates new IDSA coccidioidomycosis guidelines in updated recommendations.

Doody's Reviews

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Specialty Score: 2.93 Nursing - Advanced Practice
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an excellent reference for antimicrobial therapy. The new rating system for strength of recommendation and level of supporting evidence that is new to this edition is very useful and assists in the decision-making process in the clinical setting."

-- Judy Moreau, MD (Ochsner for Children) Doody's Review - prior edition

"With an ever-increasing amount of literature becoming available for the treatment of pediatric infectious diseases, frequent updates of resources like this are necessary to keep providers informed about the most appropriate treatment."

-- Patricia Marshik, Pharm.D (University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy) Doody's Review - prior edition


Although written for practitioners in any specialty who may encounter patients with infectious diseases, the book is especially helpful for general pediatricians who, on a daily basis, care for children with infectious diseases.

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