Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Bernhard Resch

Medical University of Graz

Professor of Pediatrics specialized in neonatal intensive care medicine and neonatal infections, deputy head of the Division of Neonatology at Medical University Graz, international well-known clinical researcher, editor, book author, and reviewer for all pediatric high ranking journals.


Neonatal Infections Early Onset Sepsis Late-Onset Sepsis Respiratory Tract Infections Gastrointestinal Infections Bacterial Meningitis Viral Meningitis Encephalitis Measles Rotavirus Varicella Pneumococcal Invasive Infection

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Pediatric infectious diseases remain to be the major cause of pediatric hospitalizations and outpatient clinic visits. The impact of pediatric infectious diseases is depictured by the magnitude of members and experts of the European and World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Nevertheless, a general pediatrician has to be a pediatric infectious disease specialist, an expert in vaccinology and a developmental specialist to cover the most evident problems in an outpatient clinic or office they are faced with. It is a challenging problem to diagnose early or late-onset sepsis in the neonate, and there is still a remarkable mortality rate of sepsis associated with prematurity. Despite some screening during pregnancy connatal infections play a significant role in devastating long-term neurodevelopmental impairments of intra-uterine infected children. Septic episodes remain to be a challenge for the pediatric intensive care unit, and extracorporeal membrane oxidation (ECMO) might be the last chance. A topic of interest are the vaccine-preventable diseases and the problem of anti-vaxxer or complete denier of viral or bacterial disease. Respiratory, gastrointestinal infections and meningitis and encephalitis still remain to be burdens of disease both in developed and developing countries. Hence, this mixture of viral and bacterial infections from the neonate to the adolescent might be of interest for all pediatricians and general practitioners.

The book aims to give an overview of the actual problems dealing with pediatric infectious diseases in the immune-competent host.

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Date completed: November 11th 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 9th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: February 7th 2021

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Review results due: April 28th 2021

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Expected publication date: June 27th 2021

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About the editor

Bernhard Resch

Medical University of Graz

Born in Graz, Austria, Prof. Resch received his medical degree at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz in 1988. Following post-doc studies at the Division of Neonatology, and the Department of Pediatric Surgery of the University Hospital Graz, he became consultant of Pediatrics in 1997 and consultant of Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine in 2000. Since 2004, he is Professor of Pediatrics and since 2008, Head of the Research Unit of Neonatal Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology of the Medical University Graz. Since 2012 he is Deputy Head of the Division of Neonatology of the Medical University of Graz. His main research fields include neonatal infectious diseases, RSV infection, periventricular leukomalacia of the preterm infant, the neonatal microbiome and the role of probiotics. He is a member and board member of several scientific societies including ESPID, past president of the Austrian Society of Perinatal Medicine, and member of the editorial board of several international journals including "BMC Infectious Diseases" and "Frontiers in Pediatrics"

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