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Tuberculosis in Adults and Children

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  • The most up-to-date scientific developments on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all forms of tuberculosis

  • Direct clinical relevance

  • Concise, easy to read

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Public Health (BRIEFSPUBLIC, volume 2)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Epidemiology

    • Dorothee Heemskerk, Maxine Caws, Ben Marais, Jeremy Farrar
    Pages 1-7Open Access
  3. Pathogenesis

    • Dorothee Heemskerk, Maxine Caws, Ben Marais, Jeremy Farrar
    Pages 9-16Open Access
  4. Clinical Manifestations

    • Dorothee Heemskerk, Maxine Caws, Ben Marais, Jeremy Farrar
    Pages 17-26Open Access
  5. Diagnosis

    • Dorothee Heemskerk, Maxine Caws, Ben Marais, Jeremy Farrar
    Pages 27-37Open Access
  6. Treatment

    • Dorothee Heemskerk, Maxine Caws, Ben Marais, Jeremy Farrar
    Pages 39-49Open Access
  7. Prevention

    • Dorothee Heemskerk, Maxine Caws, Ben Marais, Jeremy Farrar
    Pages 51-56Open Access
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 57-66

About this book

This work contains updated and clinically relevant information about tuberculosis. It is aimed at providing a succinct overview of history and disease epidemiology, clinical presentation and the most recent scientific developments in the field of tuberculosis research, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment.  It may serve as a practical resource for students, clinicians and researchers who work in the field of infectious diseases.

Keywords

  • diagnosis
  • drug-resistance
  • epidemiology
  • treatment
  • tuberculosis
  • infectious diseases

Reviews

“The purpose is to describe the current challenges in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis. Since tuberculosis is one of the major infections occurring throughout the world, the objectives are certainly worthy. … The book is written for a broad audience that includes all healthcare workers, both clinicians and those in laboratory settings. Medical students, public health students, medical technologists, laboratory scientists, and neophyte as well as more seasoned clinicians can benefit from this monograph.” (Rudolf Jan Kotula, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2015)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tuberculosis (TB) group, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Dorothee Heemskerk

  • School of Clinical Sciences, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Maxine Caws

  • Paediatrics & Child Health, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

    Ben Marais

  • Gibbs Building, WellcomeTrust, London, United Kingdom

    Jeremy Farrar

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Tuberculosis in Adults and Children

  • Authors: Dorothee Heemskerk, Maxine Caws, Ben Marais, Jeremy Farrar

  • Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Public Health

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19132-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2015

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-19131-7Published: 30 July 2015

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-19132-4Published: 17 July 2015

  • Series ISSN: 2192-3698

  • Series E-ISSN: 2192-3701

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 66

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Diseases, Public Health, Tropical Medicine, Pneumology, Epidemiology

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 24.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)