HIV self-testing: the key to unlock the first 90 in West and Central Africa
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Didier K. Ekouevi, Alexandra Bitty-Anderson, Fifonsi A. Gbeasor-Komlanvi, Ahuatchi P. Coffie, Serge Paul Eholie Tags: Perspective Source Type: research

Molecular epidemiology of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a paediatric hospital in China
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bingjie Wang, Fen Pan, Chun Wang, Wantong Zhao, Yan Sun, Tiandong Zhang, Yingying Shi, Hong Zhang Source Type: research

3T magnetic resonance for evaluation of adult pulmonary tuberculosis
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Qinqin Yan, Shuyi Yang, Jie Shen, Shuihua Lu, Fei Shan, Yuxin Shi Source Type: research

New-onset seizures in adults with tuberculous meningitis during long-term follow-up: characteristics, functional outcomes and risk factors
This study aimed to determine the characteristics and risk factors of adult new-onset seizure patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) during long-term follow-up. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Xiaosong Song, Lan Wen, Maolin Li, Xinyuan Yu, Lijun Wang, Kunyi Li Source Type: research

Testicular pain associated with clear fluid meningitis: How many cases of Toscana virus are we missing?
Toscana virus (TOSV) belongs to the arthropod-borne virus. It is a common cause of meningitis or meningo-encephalitis in Mediterranean area, typically reported in Southern Europe (Cusi et al., 2010) (see Fig. 1). In the literature, numerous TOSV meningitis have been described, including complicated neurological disorders (Sanbonmatsu-G ámez et al., 2009; Baldelli et al., 2004). Only rare publications reported extra-meningeal involvement (Charrel et al., 2005), particularly two cases which reported a testicle pain (Baldelli et al., 2004; Zanelli et al., 2013). (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: H élène Mascitti, Ruxandra Calin, Aurélien Dinh, Sabrina Makhloufi, Benjamin Davido Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Disease burden and Risk Factors of diarrhoea in children under five years: Evidence from Kenya's demographic health survey 2014
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Diana Mutuku Mulatya, Caroline Ochieng Source Type: research

Shall i trust the report? Variable performance of Sanger sequencing revealed by deep sequencing on HIV drug resistance mutation detection
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nan-Yu Chen, Shu-Wei Kao, Zhuo-Hao Liu, Ting-Shu Wu, Chia-Lung Tsai, Hsi-Hsun Lin, Wing-Wai Wong, Yea-Yuan Chang, Shu-Sheng Chen, Stephane Wen-Wei Ku Source Type: research

Characterizing the role of porin mutations in susceptibility of beta lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates to ceftaroline and ceftaroline –avibactam
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ali Khalid, Alicia Fajardo Lubi án, Li Ma, Ruby CY Lin, Jonathan R. Iredell Source Type: research

A highly sensitive one-tube nested quantitative Real-Time PCR assay for specific detection of Bordetella pertussis using the LNA technique
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rui-qing Zhang, Zheng Li, Gui-xia Li, Yan-qing Tie, Xin-na Li, Yuan Gao, Qing-xia Duan, Le Wang, Li Zhao, Guo-hao Fan, Xue-ding Bai, Rui-huan Wang, Zi-wei Chen, Jin-rong Wang, Yong Wu, Meng-chuan Zhao, Zhi-shan Feng, Ji Wang, Xue-jun Ma Source Type: research

The impact of universal live attenuated hepatitis A vaccines in Henan, China, 2005-2018
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yonghao Guo, Lu Zhang, Daxing Feng, Sheng Zhao, Qian Liu, Jin Xu, Mingxia Lu, Jun Li, Yanyang Zhang, Guo Wanshen Source Type: research

Disseminated meningococcal infection, early petechiae
A 21-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 2-day history of headache, fever and a rash involving mostly hands and knees, which erupted that evening. The physical examination revealed pustular and petechial lesions on the palmar and dorsal side of both hands (Fig. 1) and on the knees, a mild swelling and pain in the right knee and tenosynovitis involving the wrists, elbows and knees. Procalcitonin was high (62 ug/L). Given the suspicion for disseminated meningococcal infection, treatment with ceftriaxone was started and a knee lavage was performed. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lauro Damonti, Jonas Marschall, Elia Lo Priore, Niccol ò Buetti Tags: Medical Imagery Source Type: research

MDR/XDR-TB management of patients and contacts: challenges facing the new decade. The 2020 clinical update by the Global Tuberculosis Network
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Giovanni Battista Migliori, Simon Tiberi, Alimuddin Zumla, Eskild Petersen, Jeremiah Muhwa Chakaya, Christian Wejse, Marcela Mu ñoz Torrico, Raquel Duarte, Jan Willem Alffenaar, H. Simon Schaaf, Ben J Marais, Daniela Maria Cirillo, Riccardo Alagna, Adria Source Type: research

Editorial Board
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Accelerating reductions in antimicrobial resistance: Evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention program implemented by an infectious disease consultant
The spread of drug-resistant bacteria is considered a global public health problem. According to the World Health Organization (World Health Organization [Internet], 2014), it is anticipated that around 10 million people could die from infections with drug-resistant bacteria by 2050. In Japan, in addition to drug-resistant Gram-positive cocci such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci, healthcare-associated infections caused by drug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli, including multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRP) and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter still rem...
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Naoki Kishida, Hiroshi Nishiura Source Type: research

Reply to: Single-dose rifampicin and BCG to prevent leprosy
We thank Lockwood et al. for their comments on our article ‘Effectiveness of single-dose rifampicin after BCG vaccination to prevent leprosy in close contacts of patients with newly diagnosed leprosy: A cluster randomized controlled trial’ (Richardus et al. 2019), and greatly appreciate the opportunity to reply. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jan Hendrik Richardus, Annemieke Geluk, on behalf of all co-authors of the MALTALEP trial Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Single-dose rifampicin and BCG to prevent leprosy
The MALTALEP trial compared the efficacy of bacillus Calmette –Guérin (BCG) vaccination followed by single-dose rifampicin (SDR) with BCG vaccination alone in preventing leprosy in household contacts and next-door neighbours of newly diagnosed leprosy patients in Bangladesh(Richardus et al., 2019). It was a large, well designed cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) and 14988 contacts of 1552 new leprosy patients were randomised to receive either BCG alone (7,378) or BCG followed by SDR (7609) 8-12 weeks later. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Diana N. Lockwood, Barbara De Barros, Stephen L. Walker Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Lasting benefit of infant hepatitis B vaccination in adolescents in the Lao People ’s Democratic Republic
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lisa Hefele, Souphaphone Vannachone, Vilaysone Khounvisith, Nouanthong Phonethipsavanh, Somphou Sayasone, Sengchang Kounnavong, Phetsavanh Chantavilay, Claude P. Muller, Antony P. Black Source Type: research

Clinical Characteristics and Risk Factors for Complications of Candidaemia in Adults: Focus on Endophthalmitis, Endocarditis, and Osteoarticular Infections
Candidaemia is a nosocomial bloodstream infection with a high mortality rate (Asmundsdottir et al., 2002; Bassetti et al., 2014). Candida species can disseminate to various organs, causing complications that not only are difficult to treat but also require surgical intervention and cause sequelae (Kauffman, 2015). Candida endophthalmitis is the most common complication of candidaemia and occurs in 2 –16% of patients with candidaemia (Feman et al., 2002; Oude Lashof et al., 2011; Huynh et al., 2012; Geraymovych et al., 2015). (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sung Un Shin, Yohan Yu, Soo Sung Kim, Tae Hoon Oh, Seong Eun Kim, Uh Jin Kim, Seung-Ji Kang, Hee-Chang Jang, Kyung-Hwa Park, Sook In Jung Source Type: research

Preliminary estimation of the basic reproduction number of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, from 2019 to 2020: A data-driven analysis in the early phase of the outbreak
The atypical pneumonia case, caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), was first reported and confirmed in Wuhan, China in December 31, 2019 (Pneumonia of unknown cause - China, 2020). As of January 26 (17:00 GMT), 2020, there have been 2033 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infections in mainland China, including 56 deaths (Situation report of the pneumonia cases caused by the novel coronavirus, 2020). The 2019-nCoV cases were also reported in Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the US, and all these cases were exported from Wuhan, see WHO news release https://www.who.int/csr/don/en/ from January 14-21. ...
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shi Zhao, Qianyin Lin, Jinjun Ran, Salihu S Musa, Guangpu Yang, Weiming Wang, Yijun Lou, Daozhou Gao, Lin Yang, Daihai He, Maggie H Wang Source Type: research

Clinical profiles and factors associated with mortality in adults with yellow fever admitted to an intensive care unit in Minas Gerais, Brazil
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Renata Eliane de Ávila, Herbert José Fernandes, Gerdson Magno Barbosa, Argus Leão Araújo, Tatiane Cristina Caldeira Gomes, Teresa Gamarano Barros, Ricardo Luiz Fontes Moreira, Guilherme Lima Castro Silva, Neimy Ramos de Oliveira Source Type: research

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - surveillance and testing in North England from 2012 to 2019
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hamzah Z Farooq, Emma Davies, Shazaad Ahmad, Nicholas Machin, Louise Hesketh, Malcolm Guiver, Andrew J Turner Source Type: research

Distinctive EBV infection characteristics in children from a developing country
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of the Gamma Herpesvirus family, which infects almost 90% of the people worldwide. Its primary target are human B lymphocytes, where it establishes a lifelong persistent infection, mostly asymptomatic (Hatton et al., 2014). (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: NM Ferressini Gerpe, AG Vistarop, A Moyano, E De Matteo, MV Preciado, PA Chabay Source Type: research

One-month follow up of a randomized clinical trial-phase II study in 6- < 24 months old Indonesian subjects: Safety and immunogenicity of Vi-DT Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bernie Endyarni Medise, Soedjatmiko Soedjatmiko, Hartono Gunardi, Rini Sekartini, Hindra Irawan Satari, Sri Rezeki Hadinegoro, Angga Wirahmadi, Mita Puspita, Rini Mulia Sari, Jae Seung Yang, Arijit Sil, Sushant Sahastrabuddhe, Novilia Sjafri Bachtiar Source Type: research

Spatiotemporal variability in case fatality ratios for 2013 –2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alpha Forna, Ilaria Dorigatti, Pierre Nouvellet, Christl A. Donnelly Source Type: research

Immune response to different types of hepatitis B vaccine booster doses 2 to 32 years after the primary immunization schedule and its influencing factors
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Yu-Liang Zhao, Lu-Lu Pan, Zhi-Yong Hao, Fei Jin, Yan-Hong Zhang, Min-Jie Li, Xin-Jiang Zhang, Bi-Hua Han, Hai-Song Zhou, Tian-Li Ma, Feng Wang, Jing-Chen Ma, Li-Peng Shen, Qi Li Source Type: research

Novel Hepatitis B virus Subgenotype A8 and Quasi-subgenotype D12 in African-Belgian chronic carriers
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marijn Thijssen, N ídia Sequeira Trovão, Thomas Mina, Piet Maes, Mahmoud Reza Pourkarim Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Precision and personalized medicine and anti-TB treatment: Is TDM feasible for programmatic use?
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) is increasingly recommended to ensure the correct drug dose thereby minimizing adverse events and maximizing regimen efficacy. To facilitate implementation in TB programs, a framework for TDM is urgently needed. TDM is only useful for dose optimization if a patient is on an appropriate regimen guided by drug susceptibility testing. TDM using a targeted approach selecting patients with risk factors for suboptimal drug exposure (e.g. diabetes) or not responding to treatment for drugs with a clear concentration-response relationship may provide the best value for money. (Source: International...
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jan-Willem C. Alffenaar, Onno W. Akkerman, Hannah Yejin Kim, Simon Tiberi, Giovanni Battista Migliori Source Type: research

Precision and Personalized Medicine and anti –TB treatment: Is TDM feasible for programmatic use?
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) is increasingly recommended to ensure the correct drug dose thereby minimizing adverse events and maximizing regimen efficacy. To facilitate implementation in TB programs a framework for TDM is urgently needed. TDM is only useful for dose optimization if a patient is on an appropriate regimen guided by drug susceptibility testing. TDM using a targeted approach selecting patients with risk factors for suboptimal drug exposure (e.g. diabetes) or not responding to treatment for drugs with a clear concentration-response relationship may provide best value for money. (Source: International Jour...
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jan-Willem C Alffenaar, Onno W Akkerman, Hannah Yejin Kim, Simon Tiberi, Giovanni Battista Migliori Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of the regimens containing tenofovir alafenamide versus tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in fixed-dose single-tablet regimens for initial treatment of HIV-1 infection: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Xingbao Tao, Yanqiu Lu, Yihong Zhou, Lvlang Zhang, Yaokai Chen Tags: Review Source Type: research

Rehabilitation, optimized nutritional care and boosting host internal milieu to improve long-term treatment outcomes in TB patients
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Onno W. Akkerman, Lies ter Beek, Rosella Centis, Markus Maeurer, Dina Visca, Marcela Mu ñoz-Torrico, Simon Tiberi, Giovanni Battista Migliori Source Type: research

Combined clinical parameters improve the diagnostic efficacy of 18F-FDG PET/CT in patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO) and inflammation of unknown origin (IUO): a prospective study in China
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wen-Xia Wang, Cheng Zhao-Ting, Zhu Ji-Ling, Xing Ming-You, Zheng Cai-Feng, Wang Si-Jun, Xie Na-Na, Yu Zhi-Qun Xian, Song Jian-Xin Source Type: research

An epidemiological survey of the current status of Zika and immune interaction between dengue and Zika infection in Southern Taiwan
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wen-Hung Wang, Aspiro Nayim Urbina, Chia-Ching Wu, Chih-Yen Lin, Arunee Thitithanyanont, Wanchai Assavalapsakul, Po-Liang Lu, Yen-Hsu Chen, Sheng-Fan Wang Source Type: research

Transplant-related strongyloidiasis in solid organ transplant recipients in Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fatehi Elzein, Hamad Albahili, Abdelkarim Bahloul, Thamer Alonazi, Adnan Alghamdi, Eid Alsufyani, Abdullatif Musa, Mohammed Alsaeed Tags: Review Source Type: research

Safety of influenza vaccination on adverse birth outcomes among pregnant women: a prospective cohort study in Japan
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Satoko Ohfuji, Masaaki Deguchi, Daisuke Tachibana, Masayasu Koyama, Tetsu Takagi, Takayuki Yoshioka, Akinori Urae, Kazuya Ito, Tetsuo Kase, Akiko Maeda, Kyoko Kondo, Wakaba Fukushima, Yoshio Hirota, for the Osaka Pregnant Women Influenza Study Group Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effectiveness of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for children in Korea with high vaccine coverage using propensity score matched national population cohort
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Sangho Sohn, Kwan Hong, Byung Chul Chun Source Type: research

Statin use and risk of tuberculosis: A systemic review of observational studies
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Haizhen Duan, Tongying Liu, Xiaojun Zhang, Anyong Yu, Yu Cao, Li Zhang, Yuyin Zhu Tags: Review Source Type: research

Evaluation of first-line therapies for the treatment of candidemia in ICU patients: A propensity score analysis
This study confirms that the use of azoles recommended for candidemia, mostly fluconazole, as a first-line therapy is a reasonable alternative to caspofungin for ICU patients in our institution. This needs to be included in local guidelines through antifungal stewardship programs. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anne-Lise Bienvenu, Pierre Pradat, Claude Guerin, Frederic Aubrun, Jean-Luc Fellahi, Arnaud Friggeri, C éline Guichon, Romain Hernu, Jean Menotti, Céline Monard, Sylvie Paulus, Thomas Rimmele, Vincent Piriou, Christian Chidiac, Laurent Argaud, Gilles Le Source Type: research

Inappropriate treatment of community-acquired pneumonia among children under five years of age in Tanzania
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: James Samwel Ngocho, Pius Gerald Horumpende, Marien Isa äk de Jonge, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga Source Type: research

Emergence of clinical isolates of highly carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae co-harboring blaNDM-5 and blaOXA-181 or -232 in Nepal
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jatan B. Sherchan, Tatsuya Tada, Shovita Shrestha, Hiroki Uchida, Tomomi Hishinuma, Shinichiro Morioka, Rajesh K. Shahi, Sarita Bhandari, Roshna T. Twi, Teruo Kirikae, Jeevan B. Sherchand Source Type: research

Ischio-anal fossa hydatid cyst
We present a case of a 46-year-old female who had complained of painless left perianal mass for 8 months. The first clinical and radiological diagnosis was a cystic lesion of the perianal region. However, surgical and pathological examination revealed the diagnosis of hydatid disease of ischio-anal fossa. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Khalid M. Abdalla, Ahmed H. Al Sharie, Yazan O. ALzu ’bi, Majd N. Daoud, Abdelwahab J. Aleshawi, Kamal I. Gharaibeh Tags: Medical Imagery Source Type: research

The utility of serial procalcitonin measurements in addition to pneumonia severity scores in hospitalised community-acquired pneumonia: A multicentre, prospective study
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide (Arnold et al., 2013). To improve the prognosis of CAP patients, assessment of its severity is important for selecting appropriate antimicrobial agents and site of treatment, whether as an outpatient or in hospital, including a general ward or intensive care unit (ICU). Either CURB-65 (Lim et al., 2003) or the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) (Fine et al., 1997) is often used to assess the severity of pneumonia because they have been validated to correlate well with prognosis. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Akihiro Ito, Isao Ito, Daiki Inoue, Satoshi Marumo, Tetsuya Ueda, Hiroaki Nakagawa, Masato Taki, Atsushi Nakagawa, Shuji Tatsumi, Takashi Nishimura, Tetsuhiro Shiota, Tadashi Ishida Source Type: research

Interferon lambda 1 is associated with dengue severity in Thailand
Dengue is a life-threatening disease that occurs mostly in children and is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. It is a mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue virus, which belongs to the family Flaviviridae. Dengue is transmitted by Aedes-type mosquitoes, primarily A. aegypti. There are four dengue virus serotypes: DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4 (Srikiatkhachorn and Kelley, 2014). The clinical manifestations of dengue infection can be asymptomatic; mild (dengue fever (DF)), involving only fever; severe (dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF)), which involves subcutaneous bleeding detectable by tourniquet tes...
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Unchana Arayasongsak, Izumi Naka, Jun Ohashi, Jintana Patarapotikul, Pornlada Nuchnoi, Thareerat Kalambaheti, Areerat Sa-Ngasang, Sumalee Chanama, Suwanna Chaorattanakawee Source Type: research

Ludwig ’s angina: a diagnostic and surgical priority
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Maxime Vall ée, Benjamin Gaborit, Jérémy Meyer, Olivier Malard, David Boutoille, François Raffi, Florent Espitalier, Nathalie Asseray Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Population pharmacokinetics of piperacillin in plasma and subcutaneous tissue in patients on continuous renal replacement therapy
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Mats Bue, Tom ás Sou, Anna Sophie L. Okkels, Pelle Hanberg, Anders Thorsted, Lena E. Friberg, Torben L. Andersson, Kristina Öbrink-Hansen, Steffen Christensen Source Type: research

Nocardia bacteremia: a single-center retrospective review and a systematic review of the literature
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eloise Williams, Adam W. Jenney, Denis W. Spelman Tags: Original article Source Type: research

KPC –producing Enterobacterales with uncommon carbapenem susceptibility profile in Vitek 2 system
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ana Paula Cury, Raquel Girardello, Alberto Jos é da Silva Duarte, Flávia Rossi Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Influenza A-associated severe pneumonia in hospitalized patients: Risk factors and NAI treatments
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Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Qianda Zou, Shufa Zheng, Xiaochen Wang, Sijia Liu, Jiaqi Bao, Fei Yu, Wei Wu, Xianjun Wang, Bo Shen, Tieli Zhou, Zhigang Zhao, Yiping Wang, Ruchang Chen, Wei Wang, Jianbo Ma, Yongcheng Li, Xiaoyan Wu, Weifeng Shen, Fuyi Xie, Dhanasekaran Vijaykrishna, Yu Source Type: research

Screening for pulmonary tuberculosis in high-risk groups of diabetic patients
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Ye Ji, Hengfu Cao, Qiao Liu, Zhongqi Li, Huan Song, Dian Xu, Dan Tian, Beibei Qiu, Jianming Wang Source Type: research

Genetic diversity of Neisseria gonorrhoeae multiantigen sequence types in Russia and Europe
(Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Boris Shaskolskiy, Ekaterina Dementieva, Ilya Kandinov, Alexander Chestkov, Alexey Kubanov, Dmitry Deryabin, Dmitry Gryadunov Source Type: research

Increased prevalence of levofloxacin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in China is associated with specific mutations within the gyrA gene
The global control of tuberculosis (TB) remains a major challenge due to the epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis, especially multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which is resistant to rifampin and isoniazid (Zhao et al., 2012; Zhang et al., 2014b). According to recent WHO global estimates, there were 480,000 MDR-TB cases in 2017 (WHO,2018). Almost half of the global MDR-TB cases occurred in China and India (WHO,2018). Due to resistance to both of the most effective antituberculosis drugs, the treatment of MDR-TB requires the use of the less effective and more toxic second-line drugs; approximately half of MDR-TB ...
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Fengmin Huo, Fuzhen Zhang, Yi Xue, Yuanyuan Shang, Qian Liang, Yifeng Ma, Yunxu Li, Liping Zhao, Yu Pang Source Type: research