Drug Susceptibility in the Chemotherapy of Mycobacterial Infections: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Drug Susceptibility in the Chemotherapy of Mycobacterial Infections

1st Edition

By Leonid B. Heifets

CRC Press

224 pages

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pub: 1991-05-28
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This book is comprised of reviews on the chemotherapy of mycobacterial infections, as well as descriptions of established methods and new techniques for drug susceptibility testing. Some of the fascinating topics examined include the activity of conventional and experimental antimicrobial agents, the rationale of drug combinations in chemotherapy, pharmacokinetics, and the problems of drug susceptibility of mycobacteria analyzed using standards established in other fields of clinical microbiology. Any physician or researcher involved with the therapy of tuberculosis, leprosy, M. avium in AIDS patients and other mycobacterial infections, and drug susceptibility testing will discover a wealth of information in this comprehensive volume.

Table of Contents

Preface. INTRODUCTION: DRUG SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTS AND THE CLINICAL OUTCOME OF CHEMOTHERAPY ANTITUBERCULOSIS DRUGS: ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY IN VITROANTITUBERCULOSIS DRUGS: PHARMACOKINETICS DRUG SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CHEMOTHERAPY OF TUBERCULOSIS DILEMMAS AND REALITIES IN DRUG SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING OF MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM-M. INTRACELLULARE AND OTHER SLOWLY GROWING NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA DRUG SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTS FOR Mycobacterium FORTUITUM AND Mycobacterium CHELONAE DETECTION OF RESISTANCE IN MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE AND THE DESIGN OF TREATMENT REGIMENS FOR LEPROSYDRUG COMBINATIONS

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED022090
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General