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Anthony Harnden, MB ChB, MSc, FRCGP, FRCPCH
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Isaacs D. Evidence-based pediatric infectious diseases. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007.
Perhaps the title should be evidence-based management of paediatric infectious diseases, which is the essence of this competent book edited by an ensemble of experienced international authors familiar with the methods of evidence-based medicine. The editorial team forms a nice blend of disciplines: clinical paediatric infectious disease, clinical epidemiology, microbiology, and teaching, and the resulting flavour of the text is highly palatable.
There is a systematic attempt to cite high-quality evidence when available, although it is clear that for many infections there is a void of evidence in …