Red Book: 2021-2024 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

Red Book: 2021-2024 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases
32nd Ed.
2021 © American Academy of Pediatrics
David W. Kimberlin MD, FAAP
ISBN-10: 1-61002-521-0
eISBN-10: 1-61002-522-9
Pediatrics, Evidence Based Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Public Health


"Refer to the Red Book." That has been the watchword for generations of healthcare professionals seeking trustworthy guidance on pediatric infectious disease prevention, management, and control. Now the 32nd edition continues this tradition of excellence with the latest clinical guidance on manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of more than 200 childhood infectious diseases.

The 32nd edition provides evidence-based guidance on pediatric infections and vaccinations based on the recommendations of the committee as well as the combined expertise of the CDC, the FDA, and hundreds of contributors.

Red Book is an indispensable reference for pediatricians and pediatric infectious disease specialists and is useful for family medicine and emergency medicine physicians, as well. Public health and school health professionals, medical residents, and students also will find it a high-yield source of pediatric infectious disease and vaccine information.

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"I always have a copy of the latest Red Book in my office and it is the go-to staple for anyone seeing pediatric patients. This edition is no exception. There is just no other comparable resource available on pediatric infectious diseases."

-- Maria Alkureishi, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) Doody's Review - previous edition

"The Red Book is an essential reference for pediatric practice. The 30th edition provides timely updates on infectious diseases in an accessible and engaging format for busy clinicians. The online version keeps the full content readily available from anywhere. This is an unparalleled resource in both content and authority for pediatric infectious diseases knowledge, from diagnosis to management and prevention."

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

"Considered by many the quintessential resource and reference for clinical practice."

-- Emerging Infectious Diseases - previous edition


This book is a must for anyone seeing pediatric patients in a clinical setting. It should be on the desks of everyone who cares for children, from nurses and midlevel providers to physicians and trainees. As a busy practicing inpatient and outpatient provider, I turn to the Red Book often to either inform or direct my patient care or to use it as an educational tool for my trainees.

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