CLINICAL TUBERCULOSIS

Taylor & Francis Group

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CLINICAL TUBERCULOSIS

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Completely updated and revised for the 5th edition, 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 to this edition:

  • Gamma interferon-based blood tests for the screening of latent infection
  • The latest 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

Editors: Peter D O Davies, Stephen B Gordon, and Geraint Davies

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