Respiratory Medicine

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease

A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Editors: GRIFFITH, DAVID E (Ed.)

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  • Offers a single authoritative volume on nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases
  • Clearly distinguishes the important differences in diagnosis and management between NTM and TB
  • Includes emerging concepts on prevention of NTM disease and its emergence as a public health problem 
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This book is a comprehensive and authoritative source on nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pathogens and diseases and their appropriate management, with a focus on lung disease. NTM diseases, especially lung diseases, are increasing in prevalence in the U.S. and internationally with concomitant growing interest in a broad section of the medical community. Often merely included in coverage of tuberculosis, many aspects of NTM organisms and diseases are actually very different than TB.  These differences are not intuitive or trivial and frequently result in suboptimal management of NTM patients.  This book addresses these gaps in the literature with chapters on microbiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, the various diseases that can stem from NTM, and their particular management. There is also coverage on prevention and NTM as a public health problem. For pulmonologists and infectious disease physicians, this is the definitive resource on nontuberculous mycobacteria.

About the authors

Dr. Griffith is a Professor of Medicine and Pulmonary Infectious Disease Section Chief in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler.  Dr. Griffith is the Assistant Medical Director for the Heartland National Tuberculosis Center, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is also the UT TB Program Director for the Texas Center for Infectious Disease (TCID) in San Antonio.  He has authored or coauthored more than 200 publications (original research papers, reviews, book chapters, editorials) related primarily to nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases.  He also participated in writing the 1997 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Statement on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases and was chairman of the writing committee for the 2007 edition. 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease: An Introduction and Historical Perspective

    Griffith, David E.

    Pages 1-14

  • Laboratory Diagnosis and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

    Brown-Elliott, Barbara A.

    Pages 15-59

  • Drug Susceptibility Testing of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

    Ingen, Jakko

    Pages 61-88

  • Vulnerability to Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease or Systemic Infection Due to Genetic/Heritable Disorders

    Chan, Edward D.

    Pages 89-110

  • Immune Dysfunction and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease

    Henkle, Emily (et al.)

    Pages 111-130

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eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93473-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93472-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease
Book Subtitle
A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Editors
  • DAVID E GRIFFITH
Series Title
Respiratory Medicine
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93473-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93473-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93472-3
Series ISSN
2197-7372
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 515
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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