This fully revised and updated new edition keeps readers current with the latest etiologic agents, the most appropriate diagnostic tests, and the most effective management options. "Expert Guide to Infectious Diseases, Second Edition" is the expert guidance practitioners need to diagnose and treat the most commonly encountered infections. The updated edition features new chapters on Antimicrobial Agents for the Primary Care Physician and Prosthetic Joint Infections. It has focus on the common and uncommon diseases most often seen in primary care practices. It puts key information at the reader's fingertips with diagnostic and treatment tables throughout the text. It reviews the clinical manifestations of each infections as well as recent advances in clinical microbiology. It features individual chapters on HIV, herpes virus, Lyme disease, and malaria. It examines infections of the central nervous system, heart and blood vessels, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary system, respiratory tract, skeletal system, and the skin.