Author: Rafael Laniado-Laborín

Tuberculosis: A Clinical Practice Guide

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ISBN: 978-981-14-8849-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-8851-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114885111200101

Introduction

Tuberculosis is an infection of the lungs caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and related species. It is prevalent in tropical regions and continues to occur in more than 10 million new individuals annually and despite many advances in medicine, still results in 1.3 million deaths annually.

This clinical practice handbook presents information on all topics related to the disease, including its epidemiology, microbiology, clinical features, diagnostic procedures, treatments, BCG vaccination and infection control in health facilities. Special topics such as the treatment of tuberculosis is pediatric patients, surgery, multi-drug resistance and adverse reactions to tuberculosis drugs are also covered. Information is presented in 16 simple easy-to read chapters with key figures, tables and references that help to explain relevant topics.

Tuberculosis: A Clinical Practice Guide is an ideal reference manual for medical students and healthcare personnel seeking information about tuberculosis.

Foreword

- Pp. i
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Preface

- Pp. ii-iii (2)
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Dedication

- Pp. iv
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Tuberculosis Global Epidemiology

- Pp. 1-6 (6)
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Microbiology of Tuberculosis

- Pp. 7-11 (5)
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Tuberculosis: A Natural History of the Disease

- Pp. 12-16 (5)
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Clinical Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

- Pp. 17-25 (9)
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Imaging in Tuberculosis

- Pp. 26-40 (15)
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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

- Pp. 41-58 (18)
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Tuberculosis in Special Situations: Liver and Renal Disease, Pregnancy, Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis in Immunosuppressed Individuals other than HIV, Tuberculosis, and Diabetes

- Pp. 59-77 (19)
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Childhood Tuberculosis

- Pp. 78-93 (16)
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Tuberculosis in Persons Living with HIV

- Pp. 94-105 (12)
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Treatment of Tuberculosis: Susceptible Strains

- Pp. 106-114 (9)
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Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

- Pp. 115-132 (18)
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection

- Pp. 133-144 (12)
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Surgical Treatment in Tuberculosis

- Pp. 145-154 (10)
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BCG Vaccination

- Pp. 155-158 (4)
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Tuberculosis Infection Prevention and Control

- Pp. 159-163 (5)
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Antituberculosis Drugs Adverse Effects

- Pp. 164-184 (21)
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Subject Index

- Pp. 185-192 (8)
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