Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy

Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy
26th Ed.
2020 © American Academy of Pediatrics
John S. Bradley MD
John S. Bradley, MD
ISBN-10: 1-61002-352-8 / ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-352-8
eISBN-10: 1-61002-353-6 / eISBN-13: 978-1-61002-353-5
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 all antimicrobial agents available today and include complete information about dosing regimens. In response to growing concerns about overuse of antibiotics, the program includes guidelines on when not to prescribe antimicrobials.

New in the 26th edition:

  • • First pediatric approval of beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor for CRE (carbapenem-resistant enteric bacilli), ceftazidime-avibactam
  • • Replacement antibiotics for cefotaxime (lack of availability in the US), including ceftriaxone and cefepime (for neonates)
  • • Situations in which ceftaroline is preferred over vancomycin by the Editors for MRSA infections
  • • Updates on management of influenza, including baloxavir (now approved for children >12 years)
  • • New approaches to treatment of
  • • New recommendations for malaria
  • • More than 150 new references!

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Specialty Score: 3 Health Sciences - General Medicine
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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 - a previous 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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