Clinical Tuberculosis, Fifth Edition
Edited by Peter DO Davies, Stephen B Gordon, Geraint R Davies
CRC Press – 2014 – 488 pages
Completely updated and revised, and now with a digital version, Clinical Tuberculosis continues to provide the TB worker, 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 important and ever-spreading global disease.
New for the fifth edition
* Totally revised section on the latest diagnostic methods includes techniques of gamma interferon based blood tests for the screening of latent infection to the 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.
* New developments such as the microscopic observation for drug sensitivity are detailed.
* Expanded sections on the management and control of TB both locally and globally.
* A wealth of new diagrams and clinical photographs help make the information available at a glance.
* With vital source e book: download the e book to your computer or access it anywhere with an internet browser, search the full text and add your own notes and highlights, link through from references to Pub Med.
Background. History from Earliest Times to Drugs. Epidemiology. Pathology and Immunology. M. tuberculosis: The Organism. Genotyping and Its Implications for Transmission Dynamics and Tuberculosis Control. Histopathology. Diagnosis. Immunodiagnostic Tests. Diagnosis of Tuberculosis. The Human Immune Response to Tuberculosis. Clinical Aspects. Respiratory Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System. OtherF of Non-Respiratory. Tuberculosis in Childhood. Treatment. Clinical Pharmacology. Chemotherapy Including Drug Resistant Therapy. New Developments in Treatment. The Surgical Management of Tuberculosis and Its Complications. Tuberculosis in special situations. HIV and TB. Tuberculosis and Migration. Tuberculosis and Poverty. Multi and Extreme Drug Resistance: The Experience of India. Prevention. Preventive therapy. BCG and Prospects for Newer Vaccinations. Control. Community Approaches to Tuberculosis Treatment. Control in Low Prevalence Countries. Control in High Prevalence Countries. The Role of the TB Specialist Nurse. Related Aspects. Environmental Mycobacteria. Tuberculosis in Animals. Conclusions. Conclusions and Future Developments.
Peter DO Davies MA DM FRCP Professor and Consultant Physician, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
Stephen B Gordon MA MD FRCP DTM&H Reader in Tropical Respiratory Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
Gerry Davies MD FRCP Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Infectious Disease, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK