Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy

Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy
30th Ed.
2024 © American Academy of Pediatrics
John S. Bradley, MD
John S. Bradley
ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-696-3
eISBN-13: 978-1-61002-697-0
Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Nursing


Completely updated and revised, the 30th edition of this best-selling reference provides instant access to the latest recommendations for the treatment of infectious diseases in children.

For each disease, the authors provide a commentary to help select the best of all antimicrobial choices. Drug descriptions cover all antimicrobial agents available today and include complete information about dosing regimens.

New in the 30th Edition

  • • Updated multiple drug-resistant gram-negative pathogens treatment recommendations with newly approved antibiotics
  • • Newer antibiotics, beyond vancomycin, to treat MRSA infections
  • • Updates on children’s influenza, COVID-19, and enterovirus treatments
  • • Updates on travelers’ diarrhea
  • • Latest guidelines for treatment of invasive pediatric fungal infections
  • • New guidelines for treatment of pediatric bacterial arthritis
  • • Recommendations on hepatitis C virus and cytomegalovirus treatment options

Doody's Reviews

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Specialty Score: 2.27 Health Sciences - Infectious Disease
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book is a must-have for those providing medical care for children. Despite its small size, the book covers a majority of infections and antimicrobial considerations in children, and, with the exception of rare and multi-drug resistant pathogens, it could adequately serve as a provider's sole reference on the subject."

-- Bradford Becken, MD (University of Nebraska Medical Center) Doody's Review - previous edition

"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


This book is written by experts in the field of pediatric infectious disease, and it targets a broad audience of learners and practitioners at all levels who interact with and provide care for children with infectious concerns.

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