Covers epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention. Very detailed clinical material with many illustrations, especially imaging findings.
A comprehensive textbook on tuberculosis that covers all aspects of the disease: epidemiology, microbiology, diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention. The main part of the book comprises very detailed and richly illustrated clinical chapters. The copious images are the advantage of this book. Chapters on new methods and treatments and on animal tuberculosis are included. The material is based on a wealth of experience in tuberculosis as seen in endemic countries such as Saudi Arabia that enjoy free access to advanced investigative and therapeutic facilities. This coexistence of endemicity of the disease and state-of-the-art facilities is rare in poor and developing countries or in rich and developed nations. This multidisciplinary volume is ideal for all clinicians, laboratory and research workers, epidemiologists, university teachers and students, health care planners and international organizations involved in world health and infectious disease.
Historical Background.- 1 Tuberculosis in Ancient Egypt.- 2 Historical Aspects of Tuberculosis.- Epidemiology.- 3 Global Epidemiology of Tuberculosis.- 4 Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia.- 5 The Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis.- 6 Molecular Epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis.- 7 Tuberculosis in Special Groups and Occupational Hazards.- Microbiology, Immunology, Pathogenesis and Pathology.- 8 Microbiology of Tuberculosis.- 9 The Immunology and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis.- 10 Pathology of Tuberculosis.- 11 Nontuberculous Mycobacteria.- Diagnosis.- 12 Serologie Testing for Tuberculosis.- 13 PCR and Diagnosis of Tuberculosis.- 14 Hematologic Findings in Mycobacterial Infections Among Immunosuppressed and Immunocompetent Patients.- 15 Immunodiagnostics for Latent Tuberculosis Infection.- Organ-related Chapters.- 16 Childhood Tuberculosis.- 17 Primary Tuberculosis in Adults.- 18 Miliary/Disseminated Tuberculosis.- 19 Tuberculosis and Pregnancy.- 20 Post-primary Pulmonary Tuberculosis.- 21 Endobronchial Tuberculosis.- 22 Pleural Tuberculosis.- 23 Radiology of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.- 24 Pulmonary Function Test and Tuberculosis.- 25 Thoracic Surgery for Tuberculosis.- 26 Radionuclides in Pulmonary and Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis.- 27 Tuberculosis of the Heart and Pericardium.- 28 Mycobacterial Lymphadenitis.- 29 Tuberculosis and Co-infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.- 30 Spinal Tuberculosis.- 31 Surgical Management of Spinal Tuberculosis.- 32 Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System.- 33 Imaging of Brain and Spinal Cord Tuberculosis.- 34 Extraspinal Musculoskeletal Tuberculosis.- 35 Imaging of Musculoskeletal Tuberculosis.- 36 Tuberculosis of the Skin.- 37 Abdominal Tuberculosis.- 38 Imaging of Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis.- 39 Genitourinary Tuberculosis.- 40 Ocular Manifestations of Tuberculosis.- 41 Otorhinolaryngeal Aspects of Tuberculosis.- 42 Endocrine and Metabolie Manifestations of Tuberculosis.- 43 Tuberculous Vasculitis and Mycotic Aneurysms.- Treatment.- 44 Treatment of Tuberculosis.- 45 Directly Observed Treatment for Tuberculosis Control.- 46 Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.- 47 Monitoring Treatment Efficiacy.- Control and Prevention.- 48 Tuberculosis Control in Developing and Developed Countries.- 49 BCG and New Tuberculosis Vaccines.- 50 Tuberculosis in Animals.- About the Editor.