Tuberculosis in Adults and Children

Tuberculosis in Adults and Children-1

Dorothee Heemskerk • Maxine Caws
Ben Marais • Jeremy Farrar


This monograph is written for healthcare workers in any setting who are faced with the complex care for patients with tuberculosis. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis are fraught with challenges that are often reflective of problems in society as a whole. Significant progress has been made since the millennium; Global TB incidence has been reduced, access to rapid molecular diagnosis for both TB and drug resistance has been scaled up, and two new TB drugs have been approved in Europe and the USA.

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