Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy

Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy
24th Ed.
2018 © American Academy of Pediatrics
John S. Bradley MD
John S. Bradley MD
ISBN 10: 1-61002-109-6 / ISBN 13: 978-1-61002-109-8
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 all infectious diseases in children.

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

Key Features:

  • • Practical, evidence-based recommendations from the experts in antimicrobial therapy
  • • At-a-glance tables of bacterial and fungal pathogen susceptibilities to commonly used antimicrobials
  • • Includes treatment of parasitic infections and tropical medicine
  • • Antibiotic therapy for obese children
  • • Antimicrobial prophylaxis/prevention of symptomatic infection
  • • Maximal adult dosages and higher dosages of some antimicrobials commonly used in children

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Specialty Score: 2.6 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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