Clinical Tuberculosis / Edition 3

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Overview


Tubersulosis is an increasing problem both in the developing and developed world. This book supplies the necessary information for any doctor, nurse or allied medical professional who needs more information about tuberculosis. It is a particularly rich source of reference to modern up-to-date literature regarding diagnosis and management of the disease. It will be an invaluable source for anyone who wishes to find out more about tuberculosis at virtually any level of education. This edition included coverage of newly emerging methods of diagnosis in particular molecular methods as they are incorporated as routine laboratory tests.
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"It is an excellent work, addressing the major issues with authority and diversity."--Respiratory Care

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340809167
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Editor: Peter D.O. Davies
Since qualifying from Oxford University in Medicine in 1973 the Editor has had a continual interest in tuberculosis. He worked for two years as a Scientific Officer at the Tuberculosis Research Unit at the Brompton Hospital under Wallace —-. In 1988 he was appointed Consultant Physician in Liverpool and published extensively on all clinical aspects of tuberculosis. He also holds an honorary senior lectureship at the Liverpool University.

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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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