Editor: Paulo R. Z. Antas

Current Diagnosis of Infant Tuberculosis Infection

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $96
Printed Copy: US $77
Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-60805-658-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-302-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080530251120101

Introduction

One of the most extraordinary characteristics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is its capacity to remain within the host's tissues for a long period of time. There is an enormous reservoir of persons latently infected with tuberculosis (LTBI) estimated at about a third of the world's population. From this reservoir arise about 10 million new cases of active TB and more than two million deaths occur annually. Current Diagnosis of Infant Tuberculosis Infection covers problems concerning the diagnosis of LTBI, giving an overview of commercially available options and, unlike most reviews on this subject, also points out some tools currently under development. The Ebook provides comprehensive understandable, practice-oriented information on this subject, while keeping frontier research developments in consideration. It serves as an update to readers from universities to the research center and hospital staff - as well as a guide for helping clinicians to improve their diagnostic skills regarding TB infections in an endemic country (such as Brazil).

Foreword

- Pp. i
Paul R. Klatser and Tom H. M. Ottenhoff
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Preface

- Pp. ii
Paulo R.Z. Antas, Dilvani O. Santos, Roberta O. Pinheiro and Theolis Barbosa
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iii
Paulo Renato Zuquim Antas, Dilvani Oliveira Santos, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro and Theolis Barbosa
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Acknowledgements

- Pp. iv
Paulo Renato Zuquim Antas, Dilvani Oliveira Santos, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro and Theolis Barbosa
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Introduction

- Pp. 3-10 (8)
Luiz R.R. Castello-Branco and Paulo R.Z. Antas

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Natural History of Tuberculosis in the Human Host: Infection, Latency and Active Disease. Are these Treatable?

- Pp. 11-18 (8)
Dilvani O. Santos, Selma M.A. Sias and Paulo R.Z. Antas

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Epidemiology of Tuberculosis Infection in Children

- Pp. 19-26 (8)
Roberta O. Pinheiro and Paulo R.Z. Antas

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Immune Responses for Tuberculosis in the Infected Infant

- Pp. 27-34 (8)
Dilvani O. Santos and Paulo R.Z. Antas

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Classical Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

- Pp. 35-48 (14)
Roberta O. Pinheiro and Paulo R.Z. Antas

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Radiology in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

- Pp. 49-64 (16)
Almerio S. Machado and Paulo R.Z. Antas

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New Laboratory Techniques for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

- Pp. 65-81 (17)
Theolis Barbosa and Paulo R.Z. Antas

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Perspectives of Tuberculosis Management in Pediatric Disease

- Pp. 82-90 (9)
Selma M.A. Sias, Clemax C. Sant´Anna and Paulo R.Z. Antas

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Appendix

- Pp. 91-101 (11)
Paulo Renato Zuquim Antas, Dilvani Oliveira Santos, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro and Theolis Barbosa
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Glossary of Terms

- Pp. 102-105 (4)
Paulo Renato Zuquim Antas, Dilvani Oliveira Santos, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro and Theolis Barbosa
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Index

- Pp. 106-108 (3)
Paulo Renato Zuquim Antas, Dilvani Oliveira Santos, Roberta Olmo Pinheiro and Theolis Barbosa
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