Tuberculosis was described by John Bunyan as ‘the captain of all the men of death’, and it still remains one of the most important infectious diseases in the world, causing between one and two million deaths each year. It has been estimated that there are about 15 million infectious cases of tuberculosis at any one time, of which between 70 and 80 per cent are in the developing countries. These infectious cases almost all have pulmonary tuberculosis and throughout the world this is the commonest form of the disease, accounting for approximately two-thirds of the total.
KeywordsPulmonary Tuberculosis Tuberculous Meningitis Tuberculin Test Miliary Tuberculosis Antituberculous Drug
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