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Red Book Online Updates and Errata

November 1, 2023

The Red Book is published every three years, but advancements in medicine happen continuously. The Red Book Online platform provides the mechanism to update chapters between publication years when new recommendations are published by the American Academy of Pediatrics as Policy Statements, or by other national or international organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, or the World Health Organization.

Since the publication of the 32nd edition of Red Book in 2021, the following chapters have been updated on Red Book Online:


In addition, several errata have been made to published chapters. Red Book Online Errata is below with detailed information about the changes, as well as PDF files for reference or printing. Red Book Online Errata are freely accessible to all visitors to the site.

 

Erratum Date: 1/27/2022

Section 1: Active and Passive Immunization

Pages 32–33, https://publications.aap.org/redbook/book/347/chapter/5749090/Immunization-Schedule-and-Timing-of-Vaccines

In the second paragraph of the “Multiple Vaccines Administered at the Same Time” section of the Active Immunization chapter, the following correction has been made.

Corrected Text:
“therefore, injectable and nasally-administered live-virus vaccines not administered on the same day should be given at least 28 days (4 weeks) apart whenever possible (Table 1.9). Live oral vaccines…”
Original Text:
“therefore, live-virus vaccines not administered on the same day should be given at least 28 days (4 weeks) apart whenever possible (Table 1.9). This restriction does not apply to the nasally administered live attenuated influenza vaccine, which does not interfere with immune responses to MMR or varicella vaccination. In addition, live oral vaccines…”

For a PDF version of this errata and the corrected pages, click here.

 


 

Erratum Date: 1/27/2022

Section 4. Antimicrobial Agents and Related Therapy

Page 982, https://publications.aap.org/redbook/book/347/chapter/5758495/Drugs-for-Parasitic-Infections

In Table 4.11, in the Neurocysticercosis section, the following correction has been made to the Adult Dosage.

Corrected Text:
“15 mg/kg/day (max 800 mg/day OR 1200 mg/day, depending on number and characteristics of lesions as detailed in IDSA guideline) for 10-14 days (take with food)”.
Original Text:
“≥60 kg: 400 mg, orally, 2 times/day for 10–14 days (take with food) <60 kg: 15 mg/kg/day (max 1200 mg/day), orally, divided 2 times/day for 10–14 days (take with food)”

For a PDF version of this errata and the corrected pages, click here.

 


 

Erratum Date: 1/27/2022

Section 4. Antimicrobial Agents and Related Therapy

Page 982, https://publications.aap.org/redbook/book/347/chapter/5758495/Drugs-for-Parasitic-Infections

In Table 4.11, in the Neurocysticercosis section, the following correction has been made to the Pediatric Dosage.

Corrected Text:
“15 mg/kg/day (max 800 mg/day OR 1200 mg/day, depending on number and characteristics of lesions as detailed in IDSA guideline) for 10–14 days (take with food)”
Original Text:
“15 mg/kg/day (max 1200 mg/day), orally, in 2 divided doses for 8–30 days (take with food)”

For a PDF version of this errata and the corrected pages, click here.

 


 

Erratum Date: 1/27/2022

Section 4. Antimicrobial Agents and Related Therapy

Page 989, https://publications.aap.org/redbook/book/347/chapter/5758495/Drugs-for-Parasitic-Infections

The following corrections have been made to footnote 66.

Corrected Text:
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 15 days of therapy, and suggests that more prolonged treatment courses (e.g. 30 days of albendazole, which may be repeated) may be needed for extraparenchymal or extensive disease.”
Original Text:
“Longer courses may be needed for subarachnoid disease.”
Corrected Text:
“Regimens such as dexamethasone (adult dose: 6 mg per day) for 10 days, beginning before starting anti-parasitic therapy, have been used.”
Original Text:
“Regimens such as dexamethasone 6 mg/kg/day for 10 days, beginning before starting anti-parasitic therapy, and prednisone 1–1.5 mg/kg/day during therapy have been used.”

For a PDF version of this errata and the corrected pages, click here.

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