The Infectious Diseases Manual is a concise and up-to-date guide to infectious diseases, medical microbiology and antibiotic prescribing. It brings together information about all aspects of infectious diseases into one accessible volume and balances practical information with scientific content. It will enable the reader to manage both common and uncommon infectious diseases more effectively and economically. The Manual contains the following special features: * Integrated information about clinical infectious diseases, microbiology and antibiotic prescribing * Updated sections on rapidly developing areas, e.g. HIV infection, antiviral drugs and antibiotics * Clear and systematic layout using a standard format for each section allowing rapid access to key information * Detailed guidance on safe and effective antibiotic prescribing * Extensive cross-referencing to give a detailed and comprehensive account of all clinically important infections. The Infectious Diseases Manual will be an invaluable source of reference for day-to-day clinical use.