mNGS helped diagnose scrub typhus presenting as a urinary tract infection with high D-dimer levels: a case report
Scrub typhus is caused by O. tsutsugamushi and spreads through mite larvae biting the skin. Classic symptoms of the disease are eschar and lymphadenopathy. Previous reports have revealed clinical manifestations o... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mei-fang Liu, Yong Liu, De-rong Xu, La-gen Wan and Rui Zhao Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 resistance mutations in a patient who received anti-SARS-COV2 spike protein monoclonal antibodies: a case report
To manage severe or potentially severe cases of CoronaVirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), therapeutic monoclonal antibodies targeting Spike protein of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) ha... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Honorine Fenaux, Romain Gueneau, Amal Chaghouri, Beno ît Henry, Lina Mouna, Anne-Marie Roque-Afonso and Christelle Vauloup-Fellous Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Disseminated Nocardia farcinica involves the spinal cord: a case report and review of the literature
Nocardia is a relatively rare opportunistic pathogenic bacteria group, commonly seen in patients with immunocompromised or defective immune system. It can affect multiple organs of the body and cause disseminated... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jing Wu, Xiaoran Li, Tao Zhang, Xin Lin and Yu-Chen Chen Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Evaluation of treatment with two weeks of doxycycline on macrolide-resistant strains of Mycoplasma genitalium: a retrospective observational study
Increasing macrolide resistance makes treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium infections challenging. The second-line treatment is moxifloxacin, an antibiotic drug best avoided due to the potential of severe side effe... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: M. Goss é, S. A. Nordbø and B. Pukstad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Amputation of a type II diabetic patient with cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania major
Leishmaniases are neglected tropical diseases of public health concern in Algeria. The immunocompromised patients with HIV, autoimmune diseases, or chronic alcohol abuse are at a higher risk of leishmaniasis. ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Arezki Izri, Amina Bendjaballah-Laliam, Denis Sereno, Ihcene Kherachi Djenad, Zoubir Harrat and Mohammad Akhoundi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The seasonality, steroid use, and lower ratio of neutrophil to lymphocyte associated with bacteremia of Listeria monocytogenes in Japan from 2010 to 2019: a case –control study
Despite having a high mortality rate, Asian studies about the characteristics of adult listeriosis are limited. We investigated the incidence of listeriosis per admissions, associated factors, and rate of mort... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yusuke Watanabe, Itaru Nakamura, Yuri Miura and Hidehiro Watanabe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia complicated with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis caused by chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection: a case report
Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a rare lung condition that is associated with acute lung injury. Its etiology may be idiopathic or secondary to a series of conditions, including immune-relat... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Xiaojing Wu, Kejing Wang, Yayue Gao, Ying Cai, Wenqiao Wang, Dingrong Zhong and Qingyuan Zhan Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Multi-center prospective study on central line-associated bloodstream infections in 79 ICUs of China
China has not yet established a national surveillance network such as NHSN from America, so there is still no large-scale investigations on central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) incidence. Sev... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cui Zeng, Anhua Wu, Liuyi Li and Huixue Jia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

High rate of successful treatment outcomes among childhood rifampicin/multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Pakistan: a multicentre retrospective observational analysis
There was a complete lack of information about the treatment outcomes of rifampicin/multidrug resistant (RR/MDR) childhood TB patients (age  ≤ 14 years) from Pakistan, an MDR-TB 5th high burden country. Therefo... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Farah Naz, Nafees Ahmad, Abdul Wahid, Izaz Ahmad, Asad Khan, Muhammad Abubakar, Shabir Ahmed Khan, Amjad Khan, Abdullah Latif and Abdul Ghafoor Tags: Research Source Type: research

C-reactive protein velocity discriminates between acute viral and bacterial infections in patients who present with relatively low CRP concentrations
To assess the utility of C-reactive protein (CRP) velocity to discriminate between patients with acute viral and bacterial infections who presented with relatively low CRP concentrations and were suspected of ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Daniel Bernstein, Dan Coster, Shlomo Berliner, Itzhak Shapira, David Zeltser, Ori Rogowski, Amos Adler, Ora Halutz, Tal Levinson, Omri Ritter, Shani Shenhar-Tsarfaty and Asaf Wasserman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prediction for HBsAg seroconversion in children with chronic hepatitis B
To establish a prediction of HBsAg seroconversion in children with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), so as to help clinicians to choose therapeutic strategy. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yan-Wei Zhong, Yan-Min Shi, Fang Chu, Jie Liu, Ce Shi, Jiao-Jiao Xu, Peng Liu, Yan-Jie Bai, Xiao-He Xiao, Xiu-Chang Zhang and Min Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The burden and predictors of latent tuberculosis infection among immigrants in South Korea: a retrospective cross-sectional study
Approximately one-fourth of the global population is latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. An understanding of the burden of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) among immigrants compared with the ge... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sarah Yu, Dawoon Jeong and Hongjo Choi Tags: Research Source Type: research

A Metabolomics approach for the diagnosis Of SecondAry InfeCtions in COVID-19 (MOSAIC): a study protocol
Critically ill patients with COVID-19 are at an increased risk of developing secondary bacterial infections. These are both difficult to diagnose and are associated with an increased mortality. Metabolomics ma... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gordan McCreath, Phillip D. Whitfield, Andrew J. Roe, Malcolm J. Watson and Malcolm A. B. Sim Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Immune response to hepatitis B vaccine following complete immunization of children attending two regional hospitals in the Southwest region of Cameroon: a cross sectional study
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection despite being a vaccine preventable disease remains a global public health problem. In Cameroon, the hepatitis B vaccine was introduced in the expanded program on immunisation... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - December 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ephesians N. Anutebeh, Lambed Tatah, Vitalis F. Feteh, Desmond Aroke, Jules C. N. Assob and Simeon Pierre Choukem Tags: Research Source Type: research

Determinants of acute respiratory infection among under-five children in rural Ethiopia
In low- and middle-income nations, acute respiratory infection (ARI) is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality. According to some studies, Ethiopia has a higher prevalence of childhood acute respiratory ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Amanuel Mengistu Merera Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic diversity and drug susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a city with a high prevalence of drug resistant tuberculosis from Southeast of Mexico
Mexico is on the top five countries with the highest number of TB cases in America continent, nevertheless, information about genotypes circulating is practically unknown. Considering the above this study aims... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Roberto Zenteno-Cuevas, Daniela Munro-Rojas, Dami án Pérez-Martínez, Esdras Fernandez-Morales, Ana C. Jimenez-Ruano, Hilda Montero, Leila Escobar, Everest de Igartua, Ángel Trigos and Javier Fuentes-Dominguez Tags: Research Source Type: research

Simple-to-use nomogram for predicting the risk of syphilis among MSM in Guangdong Province: results from a serial cross-sectional study
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a simple-to-use nomogram for the prediction of syphilis infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Guangdong Province. (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Peizhen Zhao, Ziying Yang, Baohui Li, Mingzhou Xiong, Ye Zhang, Jiyuan Zhou and Cheng Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Low cut-off value of serum (1,3)-beta-d-glucan for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia in non-HIV patients: a retrospective cohort study
Non-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is a fulminant disease with an increasing incidence. The serum beta-d-glucan (BDG) assay is used as an adjunct to the diagnosis of PCP; however,... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jumpei Taniguchi, Kei Nakashima, Hiroki Matsui, Tomohisa Watari, Ayumu Otsuki, Hiroyuki Ito and Yoshihito Otsuka Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bacterial and fungal profile, drug resistance pattern and associated factors of isolates recovered from blood samples of patients referred to Ethiopian Public Health Institute: cross-sectional study
Blood stream infections are serious infections that usually induce prolongation of hospital stay, morbidity and mortality in several countries including Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to determine bacteri... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Etsehiwot Adamu Tsegaye, Dejenie Shiferaw Teklu, Zelalem Tazu Bonger, Abebe Aseffa Negeri, Tesfaye Legesse Bedada and Adane Bitew Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of HIV infection and high-risk behaviors in truck and bus drivers in Kurdistan province
Truck, bus, transit drivers, and men with mobile jobs are at high risk for HIV/AIDS. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of HIV and risky behaviors among truck and bus drivers in Kurdis... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Aisan Karimi, Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh, Abdorrahim Afkhamzadeh, Obeidollah Faraji and Khaled Rahmani Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and chest computed tomography findings related to the infectivity of pulmonary tuberculosis
This study mainly evaluates the clinical characteristics and chest chest computed tomography (CT) findings of AFB-positive and AFB-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients to explore the relationship bet... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yuanyuan Wang, Xiaoqian Shang, Liang Wang, Jiahui Fan, Fengming Tian, Xuanzheng Wang, Weina Kong, Jing Wang, Yunling Wang and Xiumin Ma Tags: Research Source Type: research

A wind speed threshold for increased outdoor transmission of coronavirus: an ecological study
To examine whether outdoor transmission may contribute to the COVID-19 epidemic, we hypothesized that slower outdoor wind speed is associated with increased risk of transmission when individuals socialize outs... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sean A. P. Clouston, Olga Morozova and Jaymie R. Meliker Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Soil-transmitted helminths, intestinal protozoa and Clonorchis sinensis infections in southeast China
Extensive parasitic diseases epidemiology in Zhejiang province has not been carried out since the second national survey in 2004. Therefore, dynamics in prevalence and infection pattern of the major intestinal... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yan Feng, Kegen Yu, Hualiang Chen, Xuan Zhang, Qiaoyi Lu, Xiaoxiao Wang, Xueying Zhang, Linong Yao and Wei Ruan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Epidemiology and infection control of carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae at a German university hospital: a retrospective study of 5 years (2015 –2019)
Carbapenem resistant (CR) Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp) and Acinetobacter baumannii (Ab) are emerging multidrug resistant bacteria with very limited treatment options in case of infection. Both are well-known causes... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Patrick Chhatwal, Ella Ebadi, Frank Schwab, Stefan Ziesing, Ralf-Peter Vonberg, Nicolas Simon, Svetlana Gerbel, Dirk Schl üter, Franz-Christoph Bange and Claas Baier Tags: Research Source Type: research

Seasonality of confirmed malaria cases from 2008 to 2017 in Togo: a time series analysis by health district and target group
This study aimed to assess the seasonality of confirmed malaria cases in Togo and to provide new indicators of malaria seasonality to the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP). (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anne Thomas, Tchaa A. Bakai, Tinah Atcha-Oubou, Tchassama Tchadjobo, Nadine Bossard, Muriel Rabilloud and Nicolas Voirin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Identification of transcriptomics biomarkers for the early prediction of the prognosis of septic shock from pneumopathies
Identifying the biological subclasses of septic shock might provide specific targeted therapies for the treatment and prognosis of septic shock. It might be possible to find biological markers for the early pr... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Songchang Shi, Xiaobin Pan, Hangwei Feng, Shujuan Zhang, Songjing Shi and Wei Lin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Predicting asymptomatic neurosyphilis using peripheral blood indicators
The high misdiagnosis rate of asymptomatic neurosyphilis (ANS) has long challenged infectious disease clinicians. We aim to develop a model for diagnosing ANS in asymptomatic syphilis (AS) patients without CSF... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Weijie Li, Jiaqi Han, Pan Zhao, Dagang Wang, Tianhao Sun, Jie Guo, Yanqun He, Pei Qu, Ying Liu, Congle Shen and Yajie Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Laboratory identification and clinical characteristics of Streptococcus bovis/Streptococcus equinus complex bacteremia: a retrospective, multicenter study in Hiroshima, Japan
This study aimed to evaluate the clinica... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yuki Kaiki, Hiroki Kitagawa, Kayoko Tadera, Hiroyuki Taogoshi, Mitsuyasu Ikeda, Mikihiro Kano, Toshie Harino, Toshihito Nomura, Keitaro Omori, Norifumi Shigemoto, Shinya Takahashi and Hiroki Ohge Tags: Research Source Type: research

The vaccination threshold for SARS-CoV-2 depends on the indoor setting and room ventilation
Effective vaccines are now available for SARS-CoV-2 in the 2nd year of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there remains significant uncertainty surrounding the necessary vaccination rate to safely lift occupancy contr... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: A. Mikszewski, L. Stabile, G. Buonanno and L. Morawska Tags: Research Source Type: research

Disseminated lymph node tuberculosis after splenectomy: an unusual case report in an adolescent
Splenectomized patients are at an increased risk for overwhelming post-splenectomy infections typically with encapsulated bacteria. The clinical association between splenectomy and lymph-node tuberculosis is u... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Moxin Cheng and Yu Chen Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The impact of early target attainment of vancomycin in critically ill patients with confirmed Gram-positive infection: A retrospective cohort study
Vancomycin is a commonly used antibiotic in critically ill patients for various indications. Critical illness imposes pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamics challenges, which makes optimizing vancomycin in this popu... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Khalid Al Sulaiman, Abdulrahman Alshaya, Ohoud Aljuhani, Amjad Alsaeed, Nadiyah Alshehri, Ramesh Vishwakarma, Hamdan Alzahrani, Sara Althewaibi, Nawaf Alghamdi, Khalid Alhelal, Aisha Alharbi and Shmeylan Al Harbi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Investigation of the impact of SARS-CoV infection on the immunologic status and lung function after 15 years
We investigate the long-term effects of SARS-CoV on patients ’ lung and immune systems 15 years post-infection. SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is ongoing however, another genetically related beta-coronavirus SARS-CoV caus... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jia Li, Yali Zheng, Lili Zhao, Zhihong Yue, Feng Pan, Yuehong Chen, Bing Yu, Yanwen Chen, Guangyu Zhao, Yusen Zhou and Zhancheng Gao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effect of the “Normalized Epidemic Prevention and Control Requirements” on hospital-acquired and community-acquired infections in China
No studies have yet reported the effect of prevention and control measures, which were implemented to combat COVID-19, on the prevention and control of common HAIs. We aimed to examine the effect of the “Norma... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Caiyun Chen, Ping Zhu, Yongxiang Zhang and Bo Liu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spectrum of antibiotic resistance in UTI caused by Escherichia coli among HIV-infected patients in Uganda: a cross-sectional study
Antimicrobial drug resistance is one of the top ten threats to global health according to the World Health Organization. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections and main ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: George Abongomera, Maurice Koller, Joseph Musaazi, Mohammed Lamorde, Marisa Kaelin, Hannington B. Tasimwa, Nadia Eberhard, Jan Hongler, Sabine Haller, Andrew Kambugu, Barbara Castelnuovo and Jan Fehr Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of real-time PCR and nested PCR for toxoplasmosis diagnosis in toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis patients
This study compared real-time PCR with nested PCR using B1, SAG-4, and MAG-1 brad... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Khadijeh Khanaliha, Farah Bokharaei-Salim, Alireza Hedayatfar, Abdoulreza Esteghamati, Sayyed Amirpooya Alemzadeh, Qasem Asgari, Saba Garshasbi and Borna Salemi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparison of mortality risk evaluation tools efficacy in critically ill COVID-19 patients
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the number of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) is still increasing. The aim of our article is to estimate which of the conventional ICU mortality risk scor... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Vaidas Vicka, Elija Januskeviciute, Sigute Miskinyte, Donata Ringaitiene, Mindaugas Serpytis, Andrius Klimasauskas, Ligita Jancoriene and Jurate Sipylaite Tags: Research article Source Type: research

COVID-19 vaccine acceptance, hesitancy, and determinants among physicians in a university-based teaching hospital in Thailand
The COVID-19 vaccines provide renewed hope in the fight against the recent pandemic. To ensure widespread vaccination, it is crucial to analyze vaccine willingness and its determinants among physicians, key he... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: May Sirikalyanpaiboon, Krittin Ousirimaneechai, Jeerath Phannajit, Panyavee Pitisuttithum, Watsamon Jantarabenjakul, Roongruedee Chaiteerakij and Leilani Paitoonpong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Distribution patterns of drug resistance Mycobacterium tuberculosis among HIV negative and positive tuberculosis patients in Western Kenya
Globally anti-tuberculosis drug resistance is one of the major challenges affecting control and prevention of tuberculosis. Kenya is ranked among 30 high burden TB countries globally. However, there is scanty ... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Martin O. Ogwang, Mabel Imbuga, Caroline Ngugi, Lucy Mutharia, Gabriel Magoma and Lamec Diero Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Case report of Ureaplasma urealyticum meningitis in a patient with thymoma and hypogammaglobulinaemia
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Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ting Zhang, Haiyan Li, Shuping Hou, Huanxin Yu and Wei Yue Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Exploring relationships between drought and epidemic cholera in Africa using generalised linear models
Temperature and precipitation are known to affect Vibrio cholerae outbreaks. Despite this, the impact of drought on outbreaks has been largely understudied. Africa is both drought and cholera prone and more resea... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gina E. C. Charnley, Ilan Kelman, Nathan Green, Wes Hinsley, Katy A. M. Gaythorpe and Kris A. Murray Tags: Research Source Type: research

Association between convalescent plasma treatment and mortality in COVID-19: a collaborative systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
The objective... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Cathrine Axfors, Perrine Janiaud, Andreas M. Schmitt, Janneke van ’t Hooft, Emily R. Smith, Noah A. Haber, Akin Abayomi, Manal Abduljalil, Abdulkarim Abdulrahman, Yeny Acosta-Ampudia, Manuela Aguilar-Guisado, Farah Al-Beidh, Marissa M. Alejandria, Rache Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect and implementation experience of intensive adherence counseling in a public HIV care center in Uganda: a mixed-methods study
Intensive adherence counseling (IAC) is an intervention recommended by the World Health Organization to improve anti-retroviral therapy (ART) adherence among people living with HIV on ART with unsuppressed vir... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Zubair Lukyamuzi, Samuel Etajak, Thomas Katairo, David Mukunya, Moses Tetui, Aloysius Ssenyonjo and Rhoda K. Wanyenze Tags: Research Source Type: research

Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 infection on personal protective equipment (PPE)
SARS-CoV-2 stability and infection persistence has been studied on different surfaces, but scarce data exist related to personal protective equipment (PPE), moreover using realist viral loads for infection. Du... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Elizabeth C órdoba-Lanús, Omar García-Pérez, Sara Cazorla-Rivero, Francisco Rodríguez-Esparragón, José-Enrique Piñero, Bernardino Clavo and Jacob Lorenzo-Morales Tags: Research Source Type: research

A fatal case of acute encephalopathy in a child due to coxsackievirus A2 infection: a case report
Certain types of enteroviruses, including coxsackieviruses, cause encephalitis, and other neurological complications. However, these pathogens rarely cause fatal infections, especially in immunocompetent infan... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tomonori Nagai, Nozomu Hanaoka, Harutaka Katano, Masami Konagaya, Keiko Tanaka-Taya, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Toshiji Mukai and Tsuguto Fujimoto Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Two extraction-free reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification assays for detection of SARS-CoV-2
Current assays for detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) rely on time consuming, costly and laboratory based methods for virus isolation, purification and removing inhibitor... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Meng Yee Lai, Fatma Diyana Mohd Bukhari, Nur Zulaikha Zulkefli, Ilyiana Ismail, Nur Izati Mustapa, Tuan Suhaila Tuan Soh, Afifah Haji Hassan, Kalaiarasu M. Peariasamy, Yee Leng Lee, Jeyanthi Suppiah, Ravindran Thayan and Yee Ling Lau Tags: Research Source Type: research

Human papillomavirus-associated anal squamous intraepithelial lesions in men who have sex with men and transgender women living with and without HIV in Karachi Pakistan: implications for screening and prevention
Anal squamous intraepithelial lesions (ASIL), strongly related to human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, is more prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM). However, no such data are available for Pakista... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Muslima Ejaz, Muhammad Mubarak, Tazeen Saeed Ali, S ören Andersson and Anna Mia Ekström Tags: Research Source Type: research

Application of BASNEF model in students training regarding cutaneous leishmaniasis prevention behaviors: a school-based quasi experimental study
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in 98 countries, and 350 million people are at risk of the disease worldwide. In endemic areas, conducting educational interventions is necessary to change preventive be... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Gholamreza Alizadeh, Hossein Shahnazi and Akbar Hassanzadeh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Performance of rapid rk39 tests for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a severely neglected disease affecting millions of people with high mortality if left untreated. In Ethiopia, the primary laboratory diagnosis of VL is by using an antigen from a... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Dawit Gebreegziabiher Hagos, Henk D. F. H. Schallig, Yazezew K. Kiros, Mahmud Abdulkadir and Dawit Wolday Tags: Research Source Type: research

Decreased annual risk of tuberculosis infection in South Korean healthcare workers using interferon-gamma release assay between 1986 and 2005
Tuberculosis (TB) has been a major public health problem in South Korea. Although TB notification rate in Korea is gradually decreasing, still highest among the member countries of the Organization for Economi... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eun Hye Lee, Nak-Hoon Son, Se Hyun Kwak, Ji Soo Choi, Min Chul Kim, Chang Hwan Seol, Sung-Ryeol Kim, Byung Hoon Park and Young Ae Kang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Antibiotics prescription for targeted therapy of pediatric invasive pneumococcal diseases in China: a multicenter retrospective study
Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) is a major cause of bacterial meningitis, septicemia and pneumonia in children. Inappropriate choice of antibiotic can have important adverse consequences for both the ind... (Source: BMC Infectious Diseases)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - November 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tian-ming Chen, Wen-hui Li, Fang Wang, Kun Tan, Qing-xiong Zhu, Kai Zhou, Shi-hua Liu, Jing Liu, Jing Bi, Hui-ling Deng, Xue-xia Chen, Juan Li, Yu-min Wang, Qing Zhao, Liang Zhu, Hui-xuan Ma & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research