Authors and Editors
Author: John Mersch, MD, FAAP
Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com
Previous contributing authors and editors:
Author: Susan M Cullinan, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Luther Midelfort Mayo Hospital.
John T Finnell, MD, Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Regions Hospital, University of Minnesota.
Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Richard Harrigan, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine.
REFERENCE:Last Editorial Review: 6/3/2011
Pickering, Larry K., Carol J. Baker, David W. Kimberlin, and Sarah S. Long, eds. 2009 Red Book: Report of the Committee of Infectious Diseases. 28th edition. Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009.
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