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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease$
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Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631411

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001

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Chronic infections: pulmonary tuberculosis

Chronic infections: pulmonary tuberculosis

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(p.515) Chapter 32 Chronic infections: pulmonary tuberculosis
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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease
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Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

Martin F. Muers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0032

This chapter examines the treatment and management of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in the context of palliative care. It explains that pulmonary TB is an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide and that some of the important factors in the failure to control this disease are multidrug resistance and HIV infection. The chapter suggests that a holistic patient and family approach is needed to support pulmonary TB patients through antituberculosis therapy.

Keywords:   pulmonary tuberculosis, palliative care, multidrug resistance, HIV infection, antituberculosis therapy, disease management, mortality, morbidity

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