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The Essentials, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

Edited by Mario C. Raviglione

CRC Press

408 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

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Every second a new person is exposed to tuberculosis (TB). Each untreated TB-infected person will infect 10-15 people every year. Following the success of its predecessor, this new edition of Tuberculosis: The Essentials scrutinizes the new discoveries and observations of the key aspects of the disease. Recognized world experts provide a concise, state-of-the-art review of the 15 essential elements of TBsupply an international, current view of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment methodsdiscuss the emerging threat of XDR-TB and the HIV/AIDS factorassess advances in TB research such as new drugs and vaccinesreflect on the progress of the "Stop TB" strategy.

See What’s New in the Fourth Edition:

  • Updated chapters on epidemiology and pathogenesis provide new insights on TB infection and disease
  • Updated chapters on diagnosis and treatment cover new tests and molecular detection methods
  • Information on developing effective regiments and discussion of situations deserving specific precautions
  • Coverage of adherence issues

The book book is an essential guide for everybody working in the field of TB, from specialists to nurses and students, both from a clinical and public health perspective.


<p><em>"35 leading experts on Tuberculosis have contributed to this updated edition and the exhaustive reference list they provide at the end of each chapter will be an excellent resource for clinicians, researchers, and public health specialists alike.This concise and easy-to-read text is the sort of book I will certainly use for a quick reference to Stop TB tables, epidemiology data, clinical best practice, and latest pathogenesis models and theories."</em> The Lancet, May 2010</p>

<p><em>"[The author] has done a fantastic job in this edition. 'Tuberculosis: The Essentials' is well worth having whether you are a tuberculosis physician or just someone who wants to know more about this disease."</em> The Lancet, May 2010</p>

Table of Contents

The Global Tuberculosis Epidemic: Scale, Dynamics, and Prospects for Control

The Epidemiology of Tuberculosis

Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis: New Insights

Diagnosis of Pulmonary and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis

Treatment of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis/HIV Coinfection: Epidemiology, Clinical Aspects, and Programmatic Interventions

Achieving Higher Case Detection and Cure Rates: National Programs and Beyond

Antituberculosis Drug Resistance in the World: The Latest Information

Programmatic Control of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Programmatic Management of HIV-Associated Tuberculosis

WHO's Stop TB Strategy: Progress and Prospects

New Drugs for Tuberculosis

The Future of Tuberculosis Vaccinology

About the Series

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Subject Categories

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