Handbook of Child and Adolescent Tuberculosis

Hardcover | February 4, 2016

EditorJeffrey R. Starke, Peter R. Donald

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Tuberculosis remains one of the most prevalent, deadly, and underdiagnosed infectious diseases in the world. In children, this burden is doubly problematic because of the disease's unique clinical characteristics and its need for special public health and diagnostic techniques. After decadesof relative inattention to these factors, childhood tuberculosis has now grown into an important area of competency for child health programs in low-burden areas, including the United States. The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Tuberculosis is a state of the art clinical reference written and edited by the world's leading experts in childhood tuberculosis. It offers clinicians in any geography or setting practical, evidence-based advice on all aspects of the disease, including itsnatural history, epidemiology, presentation, treatment, and prevention - all in a format that synthesizes literature with the clinical experience of the leading authorities in this challenging field. As the need for childhood tuberculosis services in child health programs grows, this handbook provides a new benchmark for practitioners and trainees in pediatrics, infectious disease, pulmonary medicine, and public health to better understand this persisting and difficult disease.

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Tuberculosis remains one of the most prevalent, deadly, and underdiagnosed infectious diseases in the world. In children, this burden is doubly problematic because of the disease's unique clinical characteristics and its need for special public health and diagnostic techniques. After decadesof relative inattention to these factors, chi...

Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, has been the Director of the Children's Tuberculosis Clinic at Ben Taub General Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas, for 30 years. He has published over 120 articles and 40 chapters on childhood tuberculosis. He has served on numerous advisory and guideline groups, and is a former Chairman of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:February 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190220899

ISBN - 13:9780190220891

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Preface1. Peter R. Donald: A Brief History of Childhood Tuberculosis2. Anne-Marie Demers, Andrew C. Whitelaw, Kathleen D. Eisenach: Microbiology and Pathology of Tuberculosis3. Beate Kampmann, Elizabeth Whittaker: Immunology of Tuberculosis4. Ben J. Marais: Natural History of Childhood Tuberculosis5. Charalambos Sismanidis, Philille Glaziou, Malgosia Grzemska, Katherine Floyd, Mario Raviglione: Global Epidemiology of Childhood Tuberculosis6. Anna M. Mandalakas, Andrew DiNardo: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Infection in Children7. Mark P. Nicol, Heather J. Zar: Microbiologic Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Disease in Children8. Savvas Andronikou, Tracy Kilborn: Radiology of Childhood Tuberculosis9. Carlos M. Perez-Velez: Diagnosis of Intrathoracic Tuberculosis10. H. Simon Schaaf, Anthony J. Garcia-Prats: Diagnosis of the Most Common Forms of Extrathoracic Tuberculosis in Children11. Ronald van Toom: Central Nervous System Tuberculosis in Children12. Andrea T. Cruz: Tuberculosis in Adolescents13. Adrie Bekker: Tuberculosis in Neonates and Infants14. Helena Rabie, Mark F. Cotton: Tuberculosis in HIV-infected and -Exposed Infants, Children and Adolescents15. Helen McIlleron: Antituberculosis Drugs in Children16. Amina Ahmed: Treatment of Tuberculosis Infection in Children17. Soumya Swaminathan, N Poorana Ganga Devi: Management of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis in Children18. James Seddon: Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Children19. Kim Connelly Smith, Ian M. Orme, Jeffrey R. Starke: Tuberculosis Vaccines: the old and the New20. Jeffrey R. Starke: Mycobacterium bovis [non-BCG] in Children21. Jeffrey R. Starke: Public Health and Programmatic Issues for Childhood Tuberculosis22. Stephen M. Graham, Anne Detjen: The Roadmap for Childhood Tuberculosis