Despite the high impact on human health caused by Tuberculosis (TB) infections worldwide, nearly 45 years have passed since a novel drug was introduced for its treatment. As MDR-TB and XDR-TB cases rise globally new strategies and drugs are desperately needed to address this problem. Tuberculosis Treatment: The Search For New Drugs covers a wide range of topics about TB drug discovery. The e-book begins with historical information about Tuberculosis discovery and treatment and explores modern treatment strategies, formulations (synthetic and natural) and class of compounds. The extraction of important drugs from various sources is also covered in separate chapters along with information about promising drugs undergoing clinical testing. The e-book is a useful reference for readers interested in learning about the array of pharmaceuticals discovered and used to combat Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections.
Pp. 217-225 (9)
Marcus V.N. de Souza
Instituto de Tecnologia em Fármacos - Farmanguinhos, FioCruz - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, R. Sizenando Nabuco, 100, Manguinhos, 21041-250, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.