What Is Red Book Online?


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Red Book online is the online version of the report by The Committee on Infectious Diseases. Red Book Online is published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and can be found on its website.

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The Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID) of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is responsible for developing and revising guidelines for the AAP for control of infectious diseases in infants, children, and adolescents. This group is comprised of four physicians: Larry K. Pickering, MD, FAAP; Carol J. Baker, MD, FAAP; David W. Kimberlin, MD, FAAP; Sarah S. Long, MD, FAAP.

The Red Book Online has five sections and appendices. The sections are: Active and Passive Immunizations, Recommendations for Care of Children in Special Circumstances, Summaries of Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Agents and Related Therapies and Antimicrobial Prophylaxis. The Red Book is a source of information on immunizations and infectious diseases for practitioners.

A new edition of Red Book is published every 3 years, and Red Book Online is kept updated throughout those 3 years, though, according to the AAP. Another important resource known as the visual library of Red Book Online, which has been updated and expanded. Red Book Online is available at the American Academy of Pediatrics official website.

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