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Clinical Tuberculosis, Fifth Edition
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Completely updated and revised, Clinical Tuberculosis continues to provide the TB practitioner—whether in public health, laboratory science or clinical practice—with a synoptic and definitive account of the latest methods of diagnosis, treatment and control of this challenging and debilitating disease.

New in the Fifth Edition:

  • Gamma interferon-based blood tests for the screening of latent infection

  • New molecular techniques for diagnosing the species of Mycobacterium and identifying the gene for rifampicin resistance

  • Updated content on the human immune response to the tubercle bacillus

  • Details of microscopic observation for drug sensitivity

  • Expanded sections on the management and control of TB both locally and globally

  • A wealth of new diagrams and clinical photographs

  • Access to companion eBook included with the print book



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 Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs; Abdullah AlSultan and Charles A. Peloquin
Chemotherapy Including Drug-Resistant Therapy; Gerry Davies
New Developments in Drug Treatment; Alexander S. Pym
The Surgical Management of Tuberculosis and Its Complications; Richard S. 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: A Clinical Perspective; S. Bertel Squire
Multi- and Extreme Drug Resistance: The Experience of India; Zarir F. Udwadia
Preventive Therapy; Jean-Pierre Zellweger
Bacille Calmette–Guerin and Prospects for New Vaccines against Tuberculosis; Helen McShane
Community Approaches to Tuberculosis Treatment; Kwonjune J. Seung and Michael L. Rich
Control of Tuberculosis in Low-incidence Countries; Ibrahim Abubakar and Robert Aldridge
Control of Tuberculosis in High-Prevalence Countries; Jayant N. Banavaliker
The Role of the Tuberculosis Nurse Specialist; Christine E. Bell
Related Aspects
Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria; Jakko van Ingen
Animal Tuberculosis; Dirk U. Pfeiffer and Leigh A. L. Corner


ISBN-13: 9781444154351
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press)
Publication date: April, 2014
Pages: 504

Subcategories: Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Medicine


Peter D O Davies

MA DM FRCP, Professor and Consultant Physician, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Stephen B Gordon

MA MD FRCP DTM&H, Head of Department, Department of Clinical Sciences, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

Geraint Davies

BM FRCP PhD DTM&H, Reader in Infection Pharmacology and Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University of Liverpool, UK