TITLE

Tuberculosis: epidemiology and treatment

PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2006 Supplement 2, Vol. 61, pii130
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
The article presents abstracts of medical research on epidemiology and treatment of tuberculosis. They include "Increases in Tuberculosis the UK-Born in North East London and the London Borough of Hackney," "Incidence of Tuberculosis in the London Borough of Greenwich From 1993 to 2005: An Overview," and "Characteristics of Patients Non-Compliant With Tuberculosis Therapy in London."
ACCESSION #
23488519

 

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