Toman's Tuberculosis. Case Detection, Treatment and Monitoring. Second Edition
Questions and Answers
Nonserial Publication
Frieden, T.
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241546034 ISBN-10    9241546034
Order Number    11502155
Price    CHF    40.00 / US$    48.00 Developing countries:    CHF    28.00
English     2004        350   pages
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 multidrug-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 anwers 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 programme managers to policy-makers and from medical personnel to volunteer health workers.

"... 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

Now also available in Spanish through the Pan American Health Organization TUBERCULOSIS: Detección de casos, tratamiento y vigilancia. Preguntas y respuestas