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Tuberculosis, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Alan Hecht, D.C.
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
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  • ISBN-10: 1438198213
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9821-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2020
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Tuberculosis is a serious infection caused most commonly by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium or one of three other organisms of the Mycobacterium genus. Tuberculosis primarily affects the lungs, but the infection can attack any part of the body. If left untreated, tuberculosis can cause lung damage, meningitis, and even death; the World Health Organization reported 1.5 million deaths due to tuberculosis in 2018. Those at highest risk for tuberculosis include those with weakened immune systems and those in areas of the world with poor nutrition and poor access to health care. Most cases of tuberculosis can be treated with a combination of medications that are taken for several months, but failure by many people to fully follow their course of treatment has led to the emergence of drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis bacteria. Tuberculosis, Third Edition covers the history, causes, and treatments of this potentially deadly disease.

Chapters include:

  • Tuberculosis Throughout Time
  • Robert Koch, Selman Waksman, and the Near Defeat of Tuberculosis
  • The Tuberculosis Bacterium
  • Consumption: What Happens Once You Become Infected
  • Transmission from Organism to Organism
  • The Immune Response to Tuberculosis Infection
  • Screening for and Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
  • The BCG Vaccine
  • Treatment of Tuberculosis I: Sanatoriums and Early Drug Treatments
  • Treatment of Tuberculosis II: Modern Drug Therapy
  • The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Tuberculosis

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About the Author(s)

Dr. Alan I. Hecht is a practicing chiropractor in New York. He is also an adjunct professor at Farmingdale State College, the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, and Nassau Community College. He teaches courses in medical microbiology, anatomy and physiology, comparative anatomy, human physiology, human nutrition, and embryology. In addition, he is the course coordinator for human biology at Hofstra University, where he is an adjunct associate professor. He is also course coordinator for graduate anatomy and physiology for medical physics at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Dr. Hecht received his BS in biology–pre-medical studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He received his MS in basic medical sciences from New York University School of Medicine. He also received his doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree from New York Chiropractic College.

Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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