Thoroughly examining tuberculosis from historical, theoretical, and clinical perspectives, this Third Edition merges state-of-the-art research developments with principles of programmatic TB management. Each of the 50 chapters analyze current studies on TB mechanisms and treatment and will meet the needs of all who work in the field of TB control, whether in low-income, high-prevalence areas or in low-prevalence industrialized countries.
Table of Contents
BASIC ASPECTS OF TUBERCULOSIS. The Global Tuberculosis Epidemic: Scale, Dynamics, and Prospects for Control. Bacteriology of Tuberculosis. Genomics and Evolution of the Tubercle Bacilli. Epidemiology of Tuberculosis. Overview of the Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis from A Cellular and Molecular Perspective. The Human Host: Immunology and Susceptibility. CLINICAL TUBERCULOSIS. Diagnosis of Pulmonary and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis. Treatment of Tuberculosis. Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection. Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection. Childhood Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis in the Elderly. TB-HIV Co-infection: Epidemiology, Clinical Aspects, and Interventions. Diagnosis and Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Surgical Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. CONTROL OF TUBERCULOSIS. Basic Principles and Tools. History of Tuberculosis Control. Tuberculosis Control Interventions: A Stepwise Approach. The Tuberculosis Laboratory Network in Low Income Countries. BCG Vaccines: History, Efficacy and Policies. The Role of Contact Tracing in Low and High Prevalence Countries. Managing Tuberculosis Patients: The Centrality of Nurses. Involving Community Members in Tuberculosis Care And Control. Molecular Epidemiology: Its Role in the Control of Tuberculosis. Global Tuberculosis Control: Economic and Financial Aspects. Advancing Tuberculosis Control Globally Through the Advocacy Network. The Global Drug Facility: A Revolution in Tuberculosis Control. Tailoring Tuberculosis Control. Fundamentals of Tuberculosis Control: The DOTS Strategy. Tuberculosis Control in the Countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Tuberculosis Control in Low Prevalence Countries of Europe. Tuberculosis in the USA: Towards Elimination? Tuberculosis Transmission and Infection Control in Congregate Settings. Tuberculosis Drug Resistance in the World. Programmatic Control of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis Control and Migration. Tuberculosis Co