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Understanding the Host Immune Response Against Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection

Editors: Venketaraman, Vishwanath (Ed.)

  • Editor and contributors are internationally recognized experts in TB research
  • Discusses the latest findings on comorbidity between TB and various conditions
  • Novel focus on the effects of chronic smoking and ageing on immune response against TB
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According to the World Health Organization, approximately one third of the world’s population is latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb [LTBI]), of whom about 9 million have active tuberculosis (TB). It is estimated that approximately 2 million individuals die each year from active TB. An estimated 14.4% of these individuals have HIV and M. tb co-infection.

TB has long been known to be one of the leading causes of death in HIV-infected individuals. Recent evidence now indicates that individuals with type 2 diabetes, the elderly, and chronic smokers are also increasingly susceptible to TB infection, the ability of their immune system to fight off active TB infection having been compromised by their condition.

This book therefore aims to provide a detailed review of recent advances in the research that involves characterizing the host’s immune responses against TB infection in conditions such as HIV, diabetes, chronic cigarette smoking and aging, and strategies to restore favorable immune responses against this deadly pathogen.

About the authors

Vishwanath VenketaramanDepartment of Basic Medical SciencesWestern University of Health Sciences Pomona, CA

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Diabetes and Tuberculosis

    Restrepo, Blanca I.

    Pages 1-21

  • Recent Advances in Tuberculosis Immunodiagnostics

    Khan, Imran H.

    Pages 23-40

  • Granulomatous Response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection

    Kolloli, Afsal (et al.)

    Pages 41-66

  • Animal Models of Tuberculosis

    Singh, Pooja (et al.)

    Pages 67-97

  • Novel Antimycobacterial Drugs and Host-Directed Therapies for Tuberculosis

    Teskey, Garrett (et al.)

    Pages 99-109

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eBook $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding the Host Immune Response Against Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection
Editors
  • Vishwanath Venketaraman
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97367-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97367-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97366-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 144
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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