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Tuberculosis : a comprehensive international approach

Author: Lee B Reichman; Earl S Hershfield
Publisher: New York : Marcel Dekker, ©1993.
Series: Lung biology in health and disease, 66.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Dealing with tuberculosis in both developed and developing countries, this reference examines the disease from an historical, theoretical and practical perspective. It stresses the influence of HIV  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee B Reichman; Earl S Hershfield
ISBN: 0824788524 9780824788520
OCLC Number: 924748971
Description: xxv, 752 s. : diagram, table.
Contents: History of tuberculosis, L. Fred Ayvazian. Part 1 Basic aspects: epidemiology of tuberculosis, George W. Comstock and George M. Cauthen; bacteriology of tuberculosis, Jacques H. Grosset; immunology of tuberculosis, Thomas M. Daniel and Jerrold J. Ellner; pathogenesis of tuberculosis, Edward A. Nardell; transmission and environmental control of tuberculosis, Richard L. Riley. Part 2 Practical aspects: the tuberculin test, John B. Bass, Jr.; diagnosis of tuberculosis, Jeffrey Glassroth; case finding, Hans L. Rieder; case holding, Eric Brenner and Carol Pozsik; the treatment of tuberculosis, Richard J. O'Brien; preventive therapy for tuberculosis, Lawrence J. Geiter; BCG vaccination, H.G. ten Dam; contact tracing in tuberculosis, Sue C. Etkind. Part 3 Special and unique problems: drug resistance in tuberculosis, Pattisapu R.J. Gangadharam; tuberculosis in children, Jeffrey R. Starke; tuberculosis and infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, Philip C Hopewell; tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus infection in Africa, Donald A. Enarson, et al; tuberculosis in the elderly, Reynard J. McDonald; tuberculosis in homeless populations, Philip W. Brickner, et al; tuberculosis in native North Americans, Jure Manfreda, et al; tuberculosis in the inner city, Charles P. Felton and Jean G Ford; mycobacteria causing human disease - M. avium complex, M. kansasii, M. fortuitum, and others, Paul T. Davidson; the epidemiology of tuberculosis in the foreign-born in Canada and the United States, Pamela Hutchins Orr and Earl S. Hershfield; tuberculosis in correctional facilities, M. Miles Braun. Part 4 Tuberculosis control in the world: national tuberculosis control programmes, Karel Styblo and M. Angelica Salomao; evaluation of applied strategies of tuberculosis control in the developing world, Pierre Chaulet and Noureddine Zidouni; the plan to eliminate tuberculosis in the United States, John A. Sharbaro; evaluation of applied strategies in low-prevalence countries, Jaap F. Broekmans; the role of non-governmental organizations, Annik Rouillon and Frances R. Ogasawara; the role of the World Health Organization, Arata Kochi. Part 5 The future: research needs, Dixie E. Snider, Jr. and Robert C. Good.
Series Title: Lung biology in health and disease, 66.
Responsibility: edited by Lee B. Reichman, Earl S. Hershfield.


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