List of contributors vii

Preface ix

Glossary xi

Rudolf H. Tangermann, Hanna Nohynek and Rudolf Eggers

Global control of infectious diseases by vaccination programs 1

Duncan Steele

Potential impact of rotavirus vaccination on the mortality of children in developing countries 43

Sieghart Dittmann

Controversially discussed indications for immunization 71

Axel Schmidt

Gonorrheal ophthalmia neonatorum: historic impact of

Crede's eye prophylaxis 95

Susanna Cunningham-Rundles and Deborah Ho Lin

Malnutrition and infection in industrialized countries 117

Matthew Jukes

Better education through improved health and nutrition:

Implications for early childhood development programs in developing countries 145

Shigenobu Kimura and Yuko Ohara-Nemoto

Early childhood caries [ECC] and childhood periodontal diseases 177

RĂ¼diger Adam, Kwang Sik Kim and Horst Schroten

Role of the blood-brain barrier and blood-CSF barrier in the pathogenesis of bacterial meningitis 199

Ian A. Clark and Michael J. Griffiths

The molecular basis of paediatric malarial disease 239

Wilbert Mason

Epidemiology and etiology of Kawasaki disease 273

Hien Q. Huynh

Helicobacter pylori infection in children 297

Adilia Warris and Ronald de Groot

Human metapneumovirus infection 317

John V. Williams

Avian influenza viruses: a severe threat of a pandemic in children? . . . . 345

Nanette B. Silverberg

Human papillomavirus infections in children 365

Patrick Gerner

New treatments for hepatitis B and C in children and adolescents 391

Andreas H. Groll, Julia Koehler and Thomas J. Walsh

Invasive fungal infections in children: advances and perspectives 405

Kwang Sik Kim

Pediatric aspects of bioterrorism 473

David Nadal

Pediatric infectious diseases - Quo vadis 2015? 485

Index 497

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