Tuberculosis: The Essentials, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

Mario C. Raviglione

CRC Press
Published May 31, 2017
Reference - 408 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138117662 - CAT# K35536
Series: Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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Summary

Every second a new person is exposed to tuberculosis (TB). Each untreated TB-infected person will infect 10-15 people every year. Following the success of its predecessor, this new edition of Tuberculosis: The Essentials scrutinizes the new discoveries and observations of the key aspects of the disease. Recognized world experts provide a concise, state-of-the-art review of the 15 essential elements of TBsupply an international, current view of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment methodsdiscuss the emerging threat of XDR-TB and the HIV/AIDS factorassess advances in TB research such as new drugs and vaccinesreflect on the progress of the "Stop TB" strategy.

See What’s New in the Fourth Edition:

  • Updated chapters on epidemiology and pathogenesis provide new insights on TB infection and disease
  • Updated chapters on diagnosis and treatment cover new tests and molecular detection methods
  • Information on developing effective regiments and discussion of situations deserving specific precautions
  • Coverage of adherence issues

The book book is an essential guide for everybody working in the field of TB, from specialists to nurses and students, both from a clinical and public health perspective.

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