Difficult Diagnosis & Management of Tuberculosis

by Tosaddak Ahmed

Tuberculosis (TB) is still a growing health problem worldwide, mostly in the poor and developing countries. Worldwide, more than 3 million people die and 8 million new cases occur from this disease every year, of these 74% are in Asia and 12% in Africa. Nearly four decades ago, with the advent of potent antitubercular drugs, it was thought that TB would no longer be a threat to mankind. Moreover, there are other factors that will ensure that TB remains active in the community. These include the increasing incidence of breakdown of immunological strength, either through diseases such as HIV infection and AIDS, malignancy, or resulting from the treatment of immune disorder diseases, and the prevention of transplant rejection. This book “Difficult Diagnosis and Management of Tuberculosis Made Easy®” comprises of total 65 cases. As these cases were not of the common and usual form of pulmonary TB, its management could not follow a rigid protocol as it is normally employed in those circumstances. It is flexible, liberal and individualised on each patient’s disease status and demands; without compromising on the safety and efficacy of the antituberculosis drugs given in the best of the ways. This will help doctors to adapt such approach that is rational, safe and satisfactory in the management of TB.

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Book Detail

Author
1. Ahmed Tosaddak
Author's Affiliation
1. King Fahad hospital, Madinah Al-Munawara, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
ISBN
9789380704487
Speciality
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11225
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2010
Pages
144
Book Type
Professional

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