January 2007
Diseases & Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual, 3rd edition;2007, p906
The article provides information on tuberculosis, an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It discusses the causes of tuberculosis and its complications. Genetic, gender, ethnic/racial and life span considerations for tuberculosis are mentioned. Primary nursing diagnosis for tuberculosis is provided. Discharge and home healthcare guidelines for tuberculosis are cited.


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