Clinical Tuberculosis

5th Edition

Peter D. O. Davies, Stephen B Gordon, Geriant Davies

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CRC Press
Published April 30, 2014
Reference - 477 Pages - 152 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781444154344 - CAT# K17832

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Summary

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

 

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