Fully revised by the experts in the field, incorporating recent advances in tuberculosis in children.
Provides details of changing epidemiology globally and in India. The section on microbiology discusses the details of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as well as non-tubercular mycobacteria. Both these sections help in understanding possible diagnostic biomarkers.
There are multiple chapters providing details of organ-specific clinical features, diagnostic advances and complications.
Advances in molecular methods and biomarkers being used for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of tuberculosis in children are discussed in the section on diagnosis of tuberculosis. Chapter on imaging has been expanded substantially to incorporate the recent advances. The section also includes a chapter on airway sampling that can be used for improving the diagnosis.
The section on management includes details of first- and second-line antituberculosis drugs with appropriate regimen and monitoring for drug-sensitive as well as drug-resistant tuberculosis. There are chapters on the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program, Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine as well as Treatment for Prevention of Tuberculosis (TPT).