Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis: New Insights

Nicholas A. Be, William R. Bishai, Sanjay K. Jain

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I. Introduction Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of human tuberculosis (TB), has been a scourge of humanity throughout recorded history. Even today, this bacillus claims about two million lives per year, remains one of the leading causes of death among the infectious diseases (1, 2) and is the leading killer of people with AIDS (3). Human tuberculosis is a multistage disease. Any rational approach to TB control must be based upon the pathogenic processes at work during these stages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTuberculosis
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition: The Essentials
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781420090239
ISBN (Print)9781420090215
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


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