Bacterial and fungal diseases

Section edited by Ivan FN Hung, Jorge Garbino and Kelvin To

This section aims to publish studies looking at all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of bacterial and fungal diseases in humans, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. This section includes studies relating to antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections.

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  1. Research article

    Results of an early intervention programme for patients with bacteraemia: analysis of prognostic factors and mortality

    Bacteraemia is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients admitted to hospital. The aim of this study is to analyse the results of a two-year programme for the early optimisation of antibiotic treat...

    A. del Arco, J. Olalla, J. de la Torre, A. Blázquez, N. Montiel-Quezel, J. L. Prada, F. Rivas, J. García-Alegría and F. Fernández-Sánchez

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:360

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Clinical characteristics of disseminated cryptococcosis in previously healthy children in China

    Disseminated cryptococcosis is a rare and fatal disease, and limited data exist regarding it in children. This study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of disseminated cryptococcosis in previous...

    Li-Wei Gao, An-Xia Jiao, Xi-Rong Wu, Shun-Ying Zhao, Yun Ma, Gang Liu, Ju Yin, Bao-Ping Xu and Kun-Ling Shen

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:359

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Determination of the sources and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella isolated from the poultry industry in Southern Ethiopia

    Ethiopia set an ambitious masterplan to increase chicken meat and egg production from 2015 to 2020. Poultry breeding, multiplication and distribution centers in the country have received executive order to imp...

    Reta Duguma Abdi, Fisseha Mengstie, Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi, Takele Beyene, Hika Waktole, Bedasso Mammo, Dinka Ayana and Fufa Abunna

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:352

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Epidemiology of pertussis in Casablanca (Morocco): contribution of conventional and molecular diagnosis tools

    Pertussis, a vaccine preventable disease, is still responsible of significant morbidity and mortality around the world, mostly in newborns. The aim of the present study was (1) to introduce pertussis surveilla...

    Khalid Katfy, Nicole Guiso, Idrissa Diawara, Khalid Zerouali, Bouchra Slaoui, Zineb Jouhadi, Abdelhadi Zineddine, Houria Belabbes and Naima Elmdaghri

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:348

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  5. Research article

    Identification of a major Listeria monocytogenes outbreak clone linked to soft cheese in Northern Italy – 2009-2011

    Molecular subtyping and enhanced surveillance in Lombardy region identified a cluster of possibly related listeriosis cases from 2006 to 2010. This cluster grouped 31 isolates that belonged to serotype 1/2a an...

    Ettore Amato, Virginia Filipello, Maria Gori, Sara Lomonaco, Marina Nadia Losio, Antonio Parisi, Pol Huedo, Stephen John Knabel and Mirella Pontello

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:342

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  6. Research article

    Epidemiology of Candida albicans and non-C.albicans of neonatal candidemia at a tertiary care hospital in western China

    Although the majority of Candida infections occur in the developing world, candidemia epidemiology is poorly understood in these countries. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of non-Candida...

    Jinjian Fu, Yanling Ding, Ba Wei, Lin Wang, Shaolin Xu, Peixu Qin, Liuhua Wei and Lijun Jiang

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:329

    Published on: 6 May 2017

  7. Case report

    Case of disseminated histoplasmosis in a HIV-infected patient revealed by nasal involvement with maxillary osteolysis

    Disseminated Histoplasmosis (DH) is a rare manifestation of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in European countries. Naso-maxillar osteolysis due to Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum (Hcc) is unusua...

    A. C. Lehur, M. Zielinski, J. Pluvy, V. Grégoire, S. Diamantis, A. Bleibtreu, C. Rioux, A. Picard and D. Vallois

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:328

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  8. Research article

    The impact of production of extended-spectrum β-lactamases on the 28-day mortality rate of patients with Proteus mirabilis bacteremia in Korea

    The incidence of Proteus mirabilis antimicrobial resistance, especially that mediated by extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), has increased. We investigated the impact of ESBL production on the mortality of pa...

    Jin Young Ahn, Hea Won Ann, Yongduk Jeon, Mi Young Ahn, Dong Hyun Oh, Yong Chan Kim, Eun Jin Kim, Je Eun Song, In Young Jung, Moo Hyun Kim, Wooyoung Jeong, Nam Su Ku, Su Jin Jeong, Jun Yong Choi, Dongeun Yong, Young Goo Song…

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:327

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Analysis of patients with diabetes and complicated intra-abdominal infection or complicated urinary tract infection in phase 3 trials of ceftolozane/tazobactam

    Diabetes mellitus and hyperglycemia are associated with increased susceptibility to bacterial infections and poor treatment outcomes. This post hoc evaluation of the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal in...

    Myra W. Popejoy, Jianmin Long and Jennifer A. Huntington

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:316

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Clindamycin-rifampin combination therapy for staphylococcal periprosthetic joint infections: a retrospective observational study

    Staphylococcal species account for more than 50% of periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) and antimicrobial therapy with rifampin-based combination regimens has been shown effective. The present study evaluate...

    Borg Leijtens, Joris B. W. Elbers, Patrick D. Sturm, Bart Jan Kullberg and Berend W. Schreurs

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:321

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  11. Research article

    Glycosaminoglycans are involved in bacterial adherence to lung cells

    Lower respiratory infections are among the top ten causes of death worldwide. Since pathogen to cell adhesion is a crucial step in the infection progress, blocking the interaction between eukaryotic receptors ...

    Olga Rajas, Luis M. Quirós, Mara Ortega, Emma Vazquez-Espinosa, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Fernando Vazquez and Beatriz García

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:319

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Cost-effectiveness of ceftolozane/tazobactam compared with piperacillin/tazobactam as empiric therapy based on the in-vitro surveillance of bacterial isolates in the United States for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections

    A challenge in the empiric treatment of complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI) is identifying the initial appropriate antibiotic therapy (IAAT), which is associated with reduced length of stay and mortalit...

    Teresa L Kauf, Vimalanand S. Prabhu, Goran Medic, Rebekah H. Borse, Benjamin Miller, Jennifer Gaultney, Shuvayu S. Sen and Anirban Basu

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:314

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  13. Case report

    Progressive cutaneous Cryptococcosis complicated with meningitis in a myasthenia gravis patient on long-term immunosuppressive therapy – a case report

    Cryptococcosis is an opportunistic infection caused by the encapsulated yeast Cryptococcus neoformans and most remarkably manifests in HIV-infected individuals, especially in the settings of very low CD4 count. ...

    Nguyen Thi Cam Huong, Ahmed M. A. Altibi, Nguyen My Hoa, Le Anh Tuan, Samar Salman, Sara Morsy, Nguyen Thi Bich Lien, Nguyen Thanh Truong, Nguyen Thi Hoang Mai, Pham Thi Le Hoa, Nguyen Ba Thang and Van The Trung

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:311

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  14. Research article

    Evaluation of the enhanced meningitis surveillance system, Yendi municipality, northern Ghana, 2010–2015

    Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges of the brain and or spinal cord. Global mortality rates vary from 2% to 30%. Epidemic meningitis remains a public health concern along the meningitis belt of Afri...

    Basil Benduri Kaburi, Chrysantus Kubio, Ernest Kenu, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Jacob Yakubu Mahama, Samuel Oko Sackey and Edwin Andrew Afari

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:306

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  15. Research article

    Accuracy of serum procalcitonin for the diagnosis of sepsis in neonates and children with systemic inflammatory syndrome: a meta-analysis

    A number of biomarkers have been studied for the diagnosis of sepsis in paediatrics, but no gold standard has been identified. Procalcitonin (PCT) was demonstrated to be an accurate biomarker for the diagnosis...

    Giuseppe Pontrelli, Franco De Crescenzo, Roberto Buzzetti, Alessandro Jenkner, Sara Balduzzi, Francesca Calò Carducci, Donato Amodio, Maia De Luca, Sara Chiurchiù, Elin Haf Davies, Giorgia Copponi, Alessandra Simonetti, Elena Ferretti, Valeria Di Franco, Virginia Rasi, Martina Della Corte…

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:302

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  16. Research article

    Infectious agents is a risk factor for myxomatous mitral valve degeneration: A case control study

    The etiology of myxomatous mitral valve degeneration (MVD) is not fully understood and may depend on time or environmental factors for which the interaction of infectious agents has not been documented. The pu...

    Marcos Gradim Tiveron, Pablo Maria Alberto Pomerantzeff, Maria de Lourdes Higuchi, Marcia Martins Reis, Jaqueline de Jesus Pereira, Joyce Tieko Kawakami, Renata Nishiyama Ikegami, Carlos Manuel de Almeida Brandao and Fabio Biscegli Jatene

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:297

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  17. Case report

    Unique case report of a chromomycosis and Listeria in soft tissue and cerebellar abscesses after kidney transplantation

    Chromomycosis is a rare mycotic infection encountered in tropical and subtropical regions. The disease presents as a slowly-evolving nodule that can become infected with bacteria. Here, we describe a unique as...

    J. Tourret, N. Benabdellah, S. Drouin, F. Charlotte, J. Rottembourg, N. Arzouk, A. Fekkar and B. Barrou

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:288

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  18. Research article

    Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef cattle at slaughter and beef carcasses at retail shops in Ethiopia

    There is paucity of information regarding the epidemiology of Escherichia coli O157: H7 in developing countries. In this study, we investigated the occurrence of E. coli O157: H7 associated with beef cattle at pr...

    Rosa Abdissa, Woynshet Haile, Akafete Teklu Fite, Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi, Getahun E. Agga, Bedaso Mammo Edao, Fanos Tadesse, Mesula Geloye Korsa, Takele Beyene, Tariku Jibat Beyene, Lieven De Zutter, Eric Cox and Bruno Maria Goddeeris

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:277

    Published on: 17 April 2017

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