Mycobacteria: Basic Aspects

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Pattisapu R.J. Gangadharam, P.A. Jenkins
Springer Science & Business Media, 1998 - Medical - 400 pages
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Mycobacteria is divided into two volumes. The first volume deals with the basic biology of mycobacteria. With its emphasis on the state of the art outlook, this volume includes taxonomy and molecular biology of mycobacteria, modern approaches for detection of mycobacteria, and immunology and immunization against tuberculosis. The second volume covers drug trestments for mycobacteria anad tuberculosis. It outlines trends of discovery and development of chemotherapy, starting from the mid-50's to present day uses of chemotherapy in treating AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and other non-tuberculosis mycobacterial diseases.
  

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Contents

Taxonomy of Mycobacteria
1
Drug Resistance in Tubercle Bacilli
72
Molecular Biology of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
102
Molecular Approaches to the Detection of Mycobacteria
131
Pathogenesis of Mycobacterial Disease
145
Transmission of Mycobacteria
178
Nosocomial Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Outbreaks Risk Factors Prevention Intervention Efficacy and Guidelines
210
Immunology of Tuberculosis
235
The Immunological Cause Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculosis
258
Animal Models for Tuberculosis Research
292
Speciation of Mycobacteria in Clinical Laboratories
308
Tuberculosis Laboratory Procedures for Developing Countries
351
Index
391
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About the author (1998)

Gangadharam is a Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Pathology and Director of Mycobacteriology Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

Jenkins was formerly the Director of the Public Health Laboratory Service at the University Hospital of Wales, United Kingdom.