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Book Review
Emergency management of infectious diseases
  1. S Reid
  1. Correspondence to Dr Stuart Reid Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Accident and Emergency Department, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK; stureid60{at}

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Edited byChin Rachel. Published by Cambridge University Press pp576 ISBN 978-0-521-87176-1

It has been my long-held perception that the infectious disease caseload in the emergency department is likely to consist only of a traveller returning from the Congo with a horrendous haemorrhagic fever, or strange worms that have burrowed into a patient's feet.

A glance through the logically set out contents page of this book is a reminder that infectious disease in fact constitutes a large proportion of our emergency department caseload and certainly need not be rare, weird or …

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