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Clinical Tuberculosis

5th Edition

Edited by Peter D. O. Davies, Stephen B Gordon, Geriant Davies

CRC Press

477 pages

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Completely updated and revised, Clinical Tuberculosis continues to provide the TB practitioner-whether in public health, laboratory science or clinical practice-with a synoptic and definitive account of the latest methods of diagnosis, treatment and control of this challenging and debilitating disease.New in the Fifth Edition:Gamma interferon-based

Table of Contents

Background. The History of Tuberculosis from Earliest Times to the Development of Drugs. Epidemiology. Pathology and Immunology. Mycobacterium tuberculosis - The Organism. Genotyping and Its Implications for Transmission Dynamics and Tuberculosis Control. Histopathology. Diagnosis. Immunodiagnosis of Tuberculosis Infection. Diagnosis of Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis Clinical Immunology. Clinical Aspects. Respiratory Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System. Non-Respiratory Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis in Childhood. Treatment. Clinical Pharmacology of the Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs. Chemotherapy Including Drug-Resistant Therapy. New Developments in Drug Treatment. The Surgical Management of Tuberculosis and Its Complications. Tuberculosis in Special Situations. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Tuberculosis Co-Infection. Tuberculosis and Migration. Tuberculosis and Poverty: A Clinical Perspective. Multi- and Extreme Drug Resistance: The Experience of India. Prevention. Preventive Therapy. Bacille Calmette-Guerin and Prospects for New Vaccines against Tuberculosis. Control. Community Approaches to Tuberculosis Treatment. Control of Tuberculosis in Low-incidence Countries. Control of Tuberculosis in High-Prevalence Countries. The Role of the Tuberculosis Nurse Specialist. Related Aspects. Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria. Animal Tuberculosis. Conclusions. Conclusions

About the Editors

Peter D O Davies

MA DM FRCP, Professor and Consultant Physician, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Stephen B Gordon

MA MD FRCP DTM&H, Head of Department, Department of Clinical Sciences, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

Geraint Davies

BM FRCP PhD DTM&H, Reader in Infection Pharmacology and Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University of Liverpool, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED022090
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MED078000
MEDICAL / Public Health
MED079000
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine