By Melvin I. Marks M.D. (auth.)
Comprehensive Manuals in Pediatrics are designed to increase the prac titioner's scientific scope via supplying a variety of diagnostic and administration abilities more often than not thought of to be the specific area of the experts. even if the sequence as a complete constitutes a finished textual content in pediatrics, every one quantity stands by itself as a self-contained reference for the busy practitioner. so as to keep a uniform variety and assurance of every topic, every one handbook is generally written through not more than one or authors. each one writer is an said professional in his or her box and gives a entire, updated account of the subject lower than dialogue. Prac tically orientated, every one quantity deals concise guidance and classes of therapy. Michael Katz E. Richard Stiehm Preface The preface-my chance to rationalize this exertions, titillate the reader, philosophize or another way self-indulge. i'm going to take complete virtue. Why write a booklet? After fifteen years' event as an infectious affliction advisor, instructor and researcher, i believe it's time to communicate out! i've got spent the vast majority of my waking hours pondering, interpreting and writing approximately children' infectious sickness difficulties, have collected a veritable fortress Knox of guides at the topic and feature been quite out spoken. but the sector maintains to development with reckless pace and the gaps among our wisdom and powerful verbal exchange of latest infor mation stay huge. i'm wanting to settle for extra accountability for instructing but my viewers has been limited.
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If the bite is due to a rabid animal, vaccinate with rabies vaccine and administer human rabies immunoglobulin (RIG). The dose is 20 IU/kg. One-half of this dose is given by careful instillation into the depth of the wound and by infiltration around the wound; the rest is given intramuscularly. Postpone suturing of the wound. If RIG was not administered when vaccination was begun, it can be given up to the eighth day after the first dose of vaccine. 125 Persons who have been previously immunized with rabies vaccine and have a documented adequate rabies antibody titer should receive only vaccine.
Measles vaccine should not generally be given to children under I year of age. Tuberculin screening of well children may be done at the same time as measles, rubella, or mumps vaccination,I" and may be repeated annually depending on the risk of exposure of the child and on the prevalence of tuberculosis in the population. "May be given at 13-15 months as measles-rubella, mumpsrubella, or measles-mumps-rubella. 'Combined tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (adult type) for those over 6 years of age.
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