TITLE

Tuberculosis

AUTHOR(S)
Treece, Diana
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
InnovAiT;Jan2010, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Tuberculosis (TB) is an uncommon diagnosis to make in General Practice in the UK, but one of great importance due to its public health implications and the fact that it is a condition that GPs will be seeing more of due to increasing prevalence from migration and rising human immunodeficiency virus rates. This article summarizes the role of the GP in diagnosis, management and prevention of TB in the community.
ACCESSION #
48718412

 

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