This highly anticipated Fourth Edition of a well-regarded resource offers in-depth examinations of the latest developments in the management of infections in the immuno-compromised patient. Addressing the explosion of research information and clinical approaches that have emerged since the publication of the third edition, world-renowned experts maintain and enhance the lucid and accessible presentations that made the previous editions so popular. Covering every important aspect of compromised-host infection, this Fourth Edition offers several new features, including: -discussions on infections that result from hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; -the most recent developments in the management and prevention of infection in immunocompromised surgical patients; -a detailed discussion of the management of AIDS; -up-to-date, critical reviews of the current literature; -practical management advice incorporating the latest scientific information; -a variety of perspectives that clarify complex patients care issues faced by the practitioner; -and much more. Clinical Approach to Infection in the Compromised Host, Fourth Edition is an indispensable day-to-day guide for infectious disease specialists, public health researchers and administrators, clinical microbiologists, immunologists, hematologists and oncologists, pediatricians, and primary care practitioners working with immunocompromised patients. In recent years, the care of these individuals is increasingly being accomplished by community based practitioners. This book is ideally suited to fulfill the needs of these physicians, in addition to being an invaluable treatise for the subspecialist.