Overview of the pathogenesis of tuberculosis from a cellular and molecular perspective

Samuel C. Woolwine, William R. Bishai

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Abstract

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

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReichman and Hershfield's Tuberculosis
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive, International Approach, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Pages101-116
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780203908464
ISBN (Print)9780849392719
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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