Clinical Tuberculosis

A Practical Handbook

Edited by Peter D O Davies, Ajit Lalvani, Muhunthan Thillai

© 2015 – CRC Press

210 pages | 48 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2015-12-18
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About the Book

Clinical Tuberculosis: A Practical Guide will be invaluable for all junior doctors, nurses and TB workers who have to manage patients with tuberculosis, whether in the well-resourced or poorly-resourced healthcare setting. With extensive case studies, clinical pearls and down-to-earth practical advice, this book is a clinical manual outlining day-to-day management of patients together with treatment and control of this important and ever-spreading global disease.

Practical yet authoritative, this handbook contains all the background information and clinical advice that the healthcare worker needs to know for the step-by-step diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with tuberculosis in whatever circumstances and environment they might be.

Table of Contents


The history of Tuberculosis from Earliest Times to the Development of Drugs, Charlotte A. Roberts and Jane E. Buikstra

Epidemiology, Ted Cohen and Christopher Dye

Pathology and Immunology

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis – The Organism, John M. Grange

Genotyping and Its Implications for Transmission Dynamics and Tuberculosis Control, Laura Anderson

Histopathology, Helen C. Wainwright


Immunodiagnosis of Tuberculosis Infection, Ajit Lalvani, Manish Pareek, and Katrina Pollock

Diagnosis of Tuberculosis, Luis E. Cuevas

Tuberculosis Clinical Immunology, Robert S. Wallis

Clinical Aspects

Respiratory Tuberculosis, Aravind Ponnuswamy

Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System, Guy Thwaites

Non-Respiratory Tuberculosis, Peter Ormerod

Tuberculosis in Childhood, Delane Shingadia


Clinical Pharmacology of the Antituberculosis Drugs, Charles A. Peloquin and Abdullah Sultan

Chemotherapy Including Drug Resistant Therapy, Gerry Davies

New Developments in Treatment, Alexander Pym

The Surgical Management of Tuberculosis and Its Complications, Richard Steyn

Tuberculosis in Special Situations

Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Tuberculosis Co-Infection, Keertan Dheda and Greg Calligaro

Tuberculosis and Migration, Einar Heldal

Tuberculosis and Poverty, S. Bertel Squire

Multi and Extreme Drug Resistance: The Experience of India, Zarir F. Udwadia


Preventive Therapy, Jean-Pierre Zellweger

BCG and Prospects for New Vaccines against Tuberculosis, Helen McShane


Control in Low-Prevalence Countries, Ibrahim Abubakar and Robert Aldridge

Control in High-Prevalence Countries, Jayant N. Banavaliker

The Role of the TB Nurse Specialist, Christine E. Bell

Community Approaches to Tuberculosis Treatment, Kwonjune J. Seung and Michael L. Rich

Related Aspects

Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria, Jakko van Ingen

Animal Tuberculosis, Dirk U. Pfeiffer and Leigh A.L. Corner


Conclusions and Future Developments, Peter D.O. Davies, Stephen Gordon, and Gerry Davies


Subject Categories

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