Toman's Tuberculosis Edition 2

Case Detection, Treatment and Monitoring: Questions and Answers

June 2004
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    1st June 2004
  • ISBN 9789241546034
  • Language English
  • Pages 350 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

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

"... This valuable reference book has contributions from several experts presented in clear questions-and-answer format..."

- Canadian Nurse

"... This second edition of this much-valued tome retains the user-friendly question-answer format of the first edition. It is extensively referenced and provides the scientific evidence for many of the practices and principles of tuberculosis control... It should continue to be a 'must-read' for both the student and the expert in tuberculosis..."

- Indian Journal of Medical Research

T. Frieden

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