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Over three previous editions, Clinical Tuberculosis has established itself as an indispensable guide to all aspects of tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides practical guidance to healthcare professionals involved in any aspect of patient management or disease control; chapters are included on epidemiology, pathology, immunology, disease presentation, diagnosis, treatment and management options.

The problem of TB associated with HIV infection is given special emphasis, as are the increasing problems of multi-drug resistant strains and environmentally opportunistic mycobacteria. Chapter authors have been hand-picked to represent the most up-to-date thinking in their particular subject areas, making Clinical Tuberculosis the essential reference work for the bookshelves of respiratory physicians, infectious disease specialists, public health workers and other individuals involved in the management and control of tuberculosis worldwide.


Contents:

PART 1 BACKGROUND
      1 The history of tuberculosis from earliest times to the development of drugs
      2 Epidemiology
PART 2 PATHOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
      3 Genotyping and its implications for transmission dynamics and tuberculosis
      4 Mycobacterium tuberculosis: the organism
      5 The diagnosis of tuberculosis
      6 Immunodiagnostic tests
      7 Histopathology
      8 Human immune response to tuberculosis
PART 3 CLINICAL ASPECTS
      9 Respiratory tuberculosis
      10 Non-respiratory tuberculosis
      11 Tuberculosis in childhood
PART 4 TREATMENT
      12 Clinical pharmacology of the antituberculosis drugs
      13 Chemotherapy including drug-resistant therapy and future developments
      14 New developments in treatment
      15 International standards for tuberculosis care: integrating tuberculosis care and control
      16 The surgical management of tuberculosis and its complications
      17 Directly observed therapy and other aspects of management of tuberculosis care
      18 DOTS and DOTS-Plus
PART 5 TUBERCULOSIS IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS
      19 The association between HIV and tuberculosis in the developing world, with special focus on sub-Saharan Africa
      20 HIV and TB in industrialized countries
      21 Tuberculosis and migration
PART 6 PREVENTION
      22 Preventive therapy
      23 Clinical interpretation of tests for latent tuberculosis infection
      24 BCG vaccination
PART 7 CONTROL
      25 Control of tuberculosis in low-prevalence countries
      26 Control of tuberculosis in high-prevalence countries
      27 The role of the specialist TB nurse
      28 Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015
PART 8 RELATED ASPECTS
      29 Environmental mycobacteria
      30 Animal tuberculosis
PART 9 CONCLUSIONS
      31 Conclusions


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ISBN-13: 9781444109641
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press)
Publication date: April, 2008
Pages: 576

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MEET THE AUTHOR

PDO Davies MA DM FRCP Professor and Consultant Physician at The Cardiothoracic Centre and University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK

PF Barnes MD Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Director, Center for Pulmonary and Infectious Disease Control at The University of Texas Health Center, Tyler, TX, USA

SB Gordon MA MD FRCP DTM&H Senior Clinical Lecturer in Tropical Respiratory Medicine at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK