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Document ID (ISN)66219
CIS number 96-153
ISSN - Serial title 0885-114X - Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ford J.G., Felton C.P.
Title Tuberculosis: Pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 1994, Vol.9, No.4, p.561-574. 67 ref.
Abstract Emerging molecular biologic technologies hold the promise of more rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis and more definitive epidemiologic linkages of cases of TB. In addition to reviewing the pathogenesis of tuberculosis, this chapter covers a variety of methods for the rapid detection of the disease, including the acid-fast smear, conventional culture, the BACTEC system, immunodiagnostic methods, and DNA-based techniques.
Descriptors (primary) tuberculosis; pulmonary tuberculosis; pathogenesis; biological and medical tests; diagnosis
Descriptors (secondary) antigens; DNA; cell culture; radiological diagnosis; immunodeficiency syndrome; early diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)