European Respiratory Society

Tuberculosis (out of print)

Edited by Christoph Lange and Giovanni Battista Migliori
Tuberculosis (out of print)

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in many areas, ranking as the eighth highest cause of death worldwide. TB control has been complicated by the emergence of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, particularly in Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. In the past decade, we have achieved important advances in TB diagnosis, whilst the development of new anti-TB drugs has been unsuccessful for almost half a century. New anti-TB drugs are now in clinical evaluation and will soon become available for the treatment of patients.

  • European Respiratory Society Monographs

Bibliographic Information

Title: 
Tuberculosis (out of print)
Edited by: 
  • Christoph Lange
  • Giovanni Battista Migliori
Published: 
2012-12-01
Copyright year: 
  • 2012
DOI: 
10.1183/1025448x.erm5812
ISBN electronic: 
978-1-84984-028-6
Series: 
European Respiratory Society Monographs