Clinical TuberculosisBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6942.1516 (Published 04 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1516
- N J Cooke
Ed P D O Davies Chapman and Hall, £75, pp 426 ISBN 0- 412-48630-X
In developed countries it is respiratory physicians who have the most extensive knowledge of tuberculosis. With few exceptions other specialists have little experience, skill, or interest in its management. Over the years respiratory physicians have persuaded most other consultants to allow them to supervise drug treatment after diagnosis of pulmonary or extrapulmonary tuberculosis.
Managing tuberculosis has not been difficult in the past two decades; but short course oral regimens that sterilise tuberculous lesions in thoracic and extrathoracic sites and a …