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Tuberculosis: diagnosis and care

Vikki Knowles, BSc (Hons), RN.Clinical Nurse Specialist - Respiratory Medicine, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kingston Hospital. With acknowledgement to Carol Hart, MBE, TB Nurse Specialist, Kingston HospitalTuberculosis (TB) remains the leading infectious cause of adult death in the world today, with eight million people developing active disease and three million deaths occurring each year as a result (NRTC, 2000).

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