Over three previous editions, Clinical Tuberculosis has established itself as an indispensable guide to all aspects of tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides practical guidance to healthcare professionals involved in any aspect of patient management or disease control; chapters are included on epidemiology, pathology, immunology, disease presentation, diagnosis, treatment and management options. The problem of TB associated with HIV infection is given special emphasis, as are the increasing problems of multi-drug resistant strains and environmentally opportunistic mycobacteria. Chapter authors have been hand-picked to represent the most up-to-date thinking in their particular subject areas, making Clinical Tuberculosis the essential reference work for the bookshelves of respiratory physicians, infectious disease specialists, public health workers and other individuals involved in the management and control of tuberculosis worldwide.
PDO Davies MA DM FRCP Professor and Consultant Physician at The Cardiothoracic Centre and University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK PF Barnes MD Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Director, Center for Pulmonary and Infectious Disease Control at The University of Texas Health Center, Tyler, TX, USA SB Gordon MA MD FRCP DTM&H Senior Clinical Lecturer in Tropical Respiratory Medicine at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK