Toman's Tuberculosis: Case Detection, Treatment, and Monitoring : Questions and Answers

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World Health Organization, Jan 1, 2004 - Medical - 332 pages
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The second edition of this practical, authoritative reference book provides a rational basis for the diagnosis and management of tuberculosis. Written by a number of experts in the field, it remains faithful to Kurt Toman's original question-and-answer format, with subject matter grouped under the three headings Case Detection, Treatment, and Monitoring.

It is a testament to the enduring nature of the first edition that so much material has been retained unchanged. At the same time, the new edition has had not only to address the huge resurgence of tuberculosis, the emergence of multi-drug-resistant bacilli, and the special needs of HIV-infected individuals with tuberculosis, but also to encompass significant scientific advances. These changes in the profile of the disease and in approaches to management have inevitably prompted many new questions and answers and given a different complexion to others.

Toman's Tuberculosis remains essential reading for all who need to learn more about every aspect of tuberculosis - case-finding management and effective control strategies. It provides invaluable support to anyone in the front line of the battle against this disease, from program managers to policy-makers and from medical personnel to volunteer health workers.


Now also available in Spanish through the Pan American Health Organization TUBERCULOSIS: Detección de casos tratamiento y vigilancia. Preguntas y respuestas





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