Clinical Tuberculosis / Edition 3
  • Clinical Tuberculosis / Edition 3
  • Clinical Tuberculosis / Edition 3

Clinical Tuberculosis / Edition 3

by Peter D O Davies, Peter Barnes, Stephen Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340809167

ISBN-13: 9780340809167

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This established reference is a comprehensive and synoptic account of tuberculosis, providing up-to-date information on all aspects of the disease. It gives practical guidance to health professionals who may be involved in any aspect of patient management or disease control, including fully referenced chapters on epidemiology, pathology, immunology, disease…  See more details below

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This established reference is a comprehensive and synoptic account of tuberculosis, providing up-to-date information on all aspects of the disease. It gives practical guidance to health professionals who may be involved in any aspect of patient management or disease control, including fully referenced chapters on epidemiology, pathology, immunology, disease presentation, diagnosis, treatment and management options. Specific consideration is given to the problems of TB associated with HIV infection, and issues of control relating to low and high prevalence countries respectively. The ongoing issues surrounding the BCG vaccination and preventive therapy are also covered, as are the increasing problems of multi-drug resistant strains and environmental opportunist mycobacteria.

Clinical Tuberculosis remains an essential reference for respiratory physicians, infectious disease specialists, public health workers and other individuals involved in the management and control of tuberculosis worldwide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340809167
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Background
1. The history of tuberculosis from earliest times to the development of drugs
2. Epidemiology
Part Two: Pathology and immunology
3. Laboratory diagnosis
4. The use of DNA fingerprinting in the epidemiology of tuberculosis
5. Histopatholog
6. Immunophysiology and immunopathology
Part Three: Clinical aspects
7. Respiratory tuberculosis
8. Non-respiratory tuberculosis
9. Tuberculosis in childhood
Part Four: Treatment
10. Clinical pharmacology of the antituberculosis drugs
11. Chemotherapy of tuberculosis: present, future and beyond
12. DOTS and DOTS-Plus: not the only answer
13. The surgery of tuberculosis
14. Directly observed therapy and other aspects in the management of the tuberculosis patient
Part Five: Tuberculosis in special situations
15. The association between HIV and tuberculosis in the developing world with a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa
16. The association between HIV and tuberculosis in industrialized countries
17. Tuberculosis and migration
Part Six: Prevention
18. Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection
19. Interpretation of the tuberculin skin test
20. BCG vaccination
Part Seven: Control
21. Control in low prevalence countries
22. Control in high prevalence countries
23. Specific problems of control in India
24. Specific problems of control in Africa
25. Patient Holding
Part Eight: Other aspects of tuberculosis
26. Environmental mycobacteria
27. Tuberculosis in animals
Part Nine:
28. Conclusions

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