Featuring contributions from world-renowned researchers, Tuberculosis: Current Concepts and Treatment is the book you need to develop a complete understanding of the epidemiology, presentation, and treatment of sensitive and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, as well as related environmental and public health control issues. It discusses new diagnostic methods, including the polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphisms. You'll find comprehensive coverage of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis in both children and adults, as well as a special section on pregnancy and a chapter on atypical mycobacteria.
The influence of the human immunodeficiency virus on the epidemiology, transmission, pathopysiology, manifestations, and treatment of tuberculosis and atypical mycobacteria are reviewed, including the latest American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, and control of these conditions. A special chapter devoted solely to radiology features 117 radiographs of mycobacterial disease. Also included in the book are recommendations for skin testing and chemopropylaxis, discussions of public health control issues, and an examination of the use of BCG vaccine for disease prevention. Packed with practical and theoretical information, this book is a must for anyone concerned with tuberculosis.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
The Epidemiology of Tuberculosis (J.A. Jereb, G.M. Cauthen, G.D. Kelly, and L.J. Geiter). Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis (E.A. Rich and J.J. Ellner). Transmission and Safety Issues (E.A. Nardell). The Working Mycobacteriology Laboratory (R.W. Smithwick). New Diagnostic Methods (J.H. Bates). Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Primary, Reactivation, HIV-Related and Non-HIV-Related (L.N. Friedman and P.A. Selwyn). Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis (W. Talavera, K.-D. Lessnau, and S. Handwerger). Tuberculosis in Childhood and Pregnancy (J.R. Starke). Nontuberculous Mycobacteria with and without HIV Infection (P.W. Wright and R.J. Wallace, Jr.). Radiology of Mycobacterial Disease (A.McB. Curtis). Chemotherapeutic Agents for Mycobacterial Infections (M.H. Cynamon and S.P. Klemens). Drug Resistance (M. Goble). Skin Testing and Chemoprophylaxis (L.N. Friedman). Control of Tuberculosis (J.L. Hadler). BCG Vaccine (R.E. Huebner and G.W. Comstock).