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).

Contributors

Editor(s):
Paulo R. Z. Antas
Laboratório de Imunologia Clínica (LIC)
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
Brazil




Co-Editor(s):
Dilvani Oliveira Santos
Instituto de Biologia
Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)
Brazil


Roberta Olmo Pinheiro
Laboratório de Hanseníase
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
Brazil


Theolis Barbosa
Laboratório Integrado de Microbiologia e Imunoregulação (LIMI)
Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz (CPqGM) - Fiocruz
Brazil




Contributor(s):
Almério de Souza Machado Jr.
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública
Salvador
Brazil


Dilvani Oliveira Santos
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Niterói
Brazil


Luíz Roberto Ribeiro Castello-Branco
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
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Fundação Ataulpho de Paiva
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil


Paulo Renato Zuquim Antas
Parasitology, Fundação Oswaldo Aranha, UNIFOA
Volta Redonda
Brazil


Roberta Olmo Pinheiro
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil


Selma Sias
Hospital Universitário Antônio Pedro
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Niterói
Brazil


Theolis Barbosa
Public Health
Centro de Pesquisas Gonçalo Moniz, Fiocruz
Salvador
Brazil




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