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Clinical Tuberculosis

A Practical Handbook

Edited by Peter D. O. Davies

© 2015 – CRC Press

212 pages | 48 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781444163209
pub: 2015-12-07

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Clinical Tuberculosis: A Practical Handbook is a much-needed portable clinical reference providing practical guidance on key aspects of the disease. This pocket-sized book is a useful "how-to" handbook for the clinician managing patients with tuberculosis in either a well-resourced or poorly-resourced setting.

Packed with case studies, clinical pearls of wisdom, and practical advice, this clinical manual outlines day-to-day management of patients as well as treatment and control of this important and ever-spreading global disease. A wealth of diagrams and clinical photographs also helps to make information available at a glance.

It is intended for respiratory physicians, infectious disease physicians, public health workers, and nurses less familiar with the disease, especially in developing world markets where TB and HIV are endemic.

Table of Contents


Diana Lees

Pathophysiology, Microbiology and Immunopathology

William J. Kent

Pulmonary Disease

Dilip Nazareth and Andrea M Collins

Extra-Pulmonary Disease

Gurinder Tack and Laura Watkins

Tuberculosis in Children

David K.K. Ho


Rahuldeb Sarkar

New Drugs for TB

Syed Murtaza H. Kazmi

Latent Tuberculosis Infection

Manish Gautam

Tuberculosis and HIV Co-Infection

Daniel Komrower and Muhunthan Thillai


Gareth H. Jones

Tuberculosis Control

Maria Elpida Phitidis

About the Editor

Edited by

Peter D. O. Davies, MA, DM, FRCP, professor and consultant physician, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, UK

Ajit Lalvani, chair of infectious diseases, director, Tuberculosis Research Centre, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK

Muhunthan Thillai, BA, MBBS, MRCP, PhD, consultant chest physician, Interstitial Lung Disease Unit, Papworth and Cambridge University Hospitals, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine