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Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Edited by Edited by Peter Davies (Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool, UK)
Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Published: December 2001

Volume 953

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The global tuberculosis problem is getting worse: Recent studies have shown that London has more cases of TB now than it has had for more than 30 years. Drug resistance can make this formerly controllable condition almost unmanageable. In March 2001, a group of international experts gathered at the Royal Society of Medicine to highlight the urgent need for action against MDR-TB (multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis) worldwide. This volume contains the papers presented at that meeting. Topics include which countries have the worst problem with drug-resistant TB; whether TB patients should be forced to complete treatment; why TB is more common in prisons; the molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology, and clinical aspects of MDR-TB; practical prevention of MDR-TB; and indications for the future.

This volume is out of print.