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  1. Respiratory infections are a major threat for lung recipients. We aimed to compare with a monocentric study the impact of late viral and bacterial respiratory infections on the graft function.

    Authors: Marie Dubert, Benoit Visseaux, André Birgy, Pierre Mordant, Anne-Cécile Metivier, Gaelle Dauriat, Nadhira Fidouh, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Nathalie Grall, Yves Castier, Hervé Mal, Gabriel Thabut and François-Xavier Lescure

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:176

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  2. Diarrhea is responsible for 525,000 children under-five deaths and 1.7 billion cases globally and is the second leading cause of death among children under-five every year. It is a major public health problem ...

    Authors: Sisay Shine, Sindew Muhamud, Solomon Adanew, Alebachew Demelash and Makda Abate

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:174

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  3. Studies report serious adherence problems among youth (individuals age 15–24 years of age) in Uganda. Recent growth in mobile phone ownership has highlighted the potential of using text-based interventions to ...

    Authors: Sarah MacCarthy, Zachary Wagner, Alexandra Mendoza-Graf, Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez, Clare Samba, Josephine Birungi, Stephen Okoboi and Sebastian Linnemayr

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:173

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  4. Identifying immunogens that induce HIV-1-specific immune responses is a lengthy process that can benefit from computational methods, which predict T-cell epitopes for various HLA types.

    Authors: Daniel Lule Bugembe, Andrew Obuku Ekii, Nicaise Ndembi, Jennifer Serwanga, Pontiano Kaleebu and Pietro Pala

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:172

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  5. Trichophyton benhamiae is a zoophilic dermatophyte that can cause tinea in humans and animals. Lesions caused by T. benhamiae tend to be highly inflammatory, and patients are often infected by animals or other pa...

    Authors: Jingwen Tan, Xiaoping Liu, Zhiqin Gao, Hong Yang, Lianjuan Yang and Hai Wen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:171

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Infectious meningitis is a serious disease and patient outcome relies on fast and reliable diagnostics. A syndromic panel testing approach like the FilmArray ME can accelerate diagnosis and therefore decrease ...

    Authors: Susanne Pfefferle, Martin Christner, Martin Aepfelbacher, Marc Lütgehetmann and Holger Rohde

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:170

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  7. Respiratory tract infection (RTI) in young children is a leading cause of morbidity and hospitalization worldwide. There are few studies assessing the performance for bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) versus...

    Authors: Zhan-Ying Ma, Hua Deng, Li-Dong Hua, Wen Lei, Chang-Bin Zhang, Qi-Qiang Dai, Wei-Jing Tao and Liang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:168

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  8. Even though enterococci can cause serious infections in multiple sites, they are a rare cause of pneumonia. We reported a uremic patient with vancomycin-resistant E. faecium (VRE-fm) pneumonia, possibly related t...

    Authors: Fengqin Li, Yonglan Wang, Linlin Sun and Xiaoxia Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:167

    Content type: Case report

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  9. In this study, we evaluated the genetic relatedness of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-KPN) isolates from an outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in August 2017...

    Authors: Eun-Hwa Baek, Se-Eun Kim, Sunjoo Kim, Seungjun Lee, Oh-Hyun Cho, Sun In Hong, Jeong Hwan Shin and Inyeong Hwang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:166

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Treponema pallidum (T. pallidum) infection evokes significant immune responses, resulting in tissue damage. The immune mechanism underlying T. pallidum infection is still unclear, although microRNAs (miRNAs) have...

    Authors: Tao Huang, Jun Zhang, Wujian Ke, Xiaohui Zhang, Wentao Chen, Jieyi Yang, Yiwen Liao, Fangwen Liang, Shuqing Mei, Mingjiu Li, Zhenzhou Luo, Qiwei Zhang, Bin Yang and Heping Zheng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:165

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  11. Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) remains a serious public health problem with poor treatment outcomes. Predictors of poor outcomes vary in different regions. Vietnam is among the top 30 high burden of...

    Authors: Le Hong Van, Phan Trieu Phu, Dao Nguyen Vinh, Vo Thanh Son, Nguyen Thi Hanh, Le Thanh Hoang Nhat, Nguyen Huu Lan, Truong Van Vinh, Nguyen Thi Mai Trang, Dang Thi Minh Ha, Guy E. Thwaites and Nguyen Thuy Thuong Thuong

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:164

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  12. American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL) is a widespread anthropozoonosis caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania and is considered a serious public health problem. The aim of this study was to provide a descr...

    Authors: Mariana Olímpia Köhler Marra Pinto, Tiago Mendonça de Oliveira, Andreza Nayla de Assis Aguiar, Paulo Eustáquio Marra Pinto, David Soeiro Barbosa, Soraia de Araújo Diniz and Marcos Xavier Silva

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:163

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  13. Fever is a cause for concern for both parents and the treating pediatrician and a common reason for antibiotic overuse. However, the proportion of children hospitalized for fever with serious bacterial infecti...

    Authors: Ashish Pathak, Radika Upadhayay, Aditya Mathur, Sunil Rathi and Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:162

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Cancer and sepsis comorbidity is a major public health problem in most parts of the world including Zimbabwe. The microbial aetiologies of sepsis and their antibiograms vary with time and locations. Knowledge ...

    Authors: Frank Chinowaita, Wendy Chaka, Tinashe K. Nyazika, Tendai C. Maboreke, Emmanuel Tizauone, Prichard Mapondera, Inam Chitsike, Andrew Z. Cakana and Rooyen T. Mavenyengwa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:161

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  15. S. aureus (SA) infective endocarditis (IE) has a very high mortality, attributed to the age and comorbidities of patients, inadequate or delayed antibiotic treatment, and methicillin resistance, among other cause...

    Authors: Carmen Hidalgo-Tenorio, Juan Gálvez, Francisco Javier Martínez-Marcos, Antonio Plata-Ciezar, Javier De La Torre-Lima, Luis Eduardo López-Cortés, Mariam Noureddine, José M. Reguera, David Vinuesa, Maria Victoria García, Guillermo Ojeda, Rafael Luque, José Manuel Lomas, Jose Antonio Lepe and Arístides de Alarcón

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:160

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  16. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection can be diagnosed clinically once classical rash occurs but the diagnosis is challenging when typical rash is absent. We reported a case of fulminant central nervous syste...

    Authors: Mingxia Fang, Xing Weng, Liyun Chen, Yaling Chen, Yun Chi, Wei Chen and Zhiliang Hu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:159

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Although the global human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic has improved significantly due to antiretroviral treatment (ART), ART-related adverse events (AEs) remain an issue. Therefore, investigating the ...

    Authors: Lili Dai, Bin Su, An Liu, Hongwei Zhang, Hao Wu, Tong Zhang, Ying Shao, Jianwei Li, Jiangzhu Ye, Shaoli Bai, Xiaoling Guo and Lijun Sun

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:158

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is a major cause of hospitalization in young children in Canada, despite routine immunoprophylaxis in those with medical risk factors. We aimed to determine if cold ...

    Authors: Dhenuka Radhakrishnan, Alexandra Ouedraogo, Salimah Z. Shariff, J. Dayre McNally, Eric I. Benchimol and Kristin K. Clemens

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:157

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Intestinal infection is still an important public health problem in low-income countries. Food handlers may be infected by a wide range of enteropathogens and have been implicated in the transmission of many i...

    Authors: Birhan Alemnew, Getnet Gedefaw, Gedefaw Diress and Asmamaw Demis Bizuneh

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:156

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Sepsis is a life-threatening situation, and it can be rendered more severe by coagulopathy. We here examine a novel plasma biomarker for sepsis-induced coagulopathy.

    Authors: Yishan Wang, Huijuan Wang, Chunfang Zhang, Chao Zhang, Huqin Yang, Ruiyue Gao and Zhaohui Tong

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:155

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The emergence of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus was reported in Wenshan City, southwestern China in 2017. The study describes the epidemiological and virological features of the outbreak an...

    Authors: Li Jiang, Xiaonan Zhao, Wen Xu, Xuehua Zhou, Chunrui Luo, Jiunan Zhou, Xiaoqing Fu, Yaoyao Chen and Duo Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:154

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) is an automated molecular test recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) for diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). This study evaluated the effect of Xpert implementation on the detection ...

    Authors: Zheyuan Wu, Zulma Vanessa Rueda, Tao Li, Zurong Zhang, Yuan Jiang, Wei Sha, Fangyou Yu, Jing Chen, Qichao Pan, Xin Shen and Zheng’an Yuan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:153

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  23. Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease transmitted to humans through contact with infected animals, animal products or consumption of infected dairy products. Brucella infection during pregnancy is of special interest...

    Authors: Robert Makala, Mtebe V. Majigo, George M. Bwire, Upendo Kibwana, Mariam M. Mirambo and Agricola Joachim

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:152

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  24. Early diagnosis of neonatal sepsis is essential to prevent severe complications and avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics. The mortality of neonatal sepsis is over 18%in many countries. This study aimed to deve...

    Authors: Dominicus Husada, Pornthep Chanthavanich, Uraiwan Chotigeat, Piyarat Sunttarattiwong, Chukiat Sirivichayakul, Krisana Pengsaa, Watcharee Chokejindachai and Jaranit Kaewkungwal

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:151

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  25. Human encephalitis can originate from a variety of different aetiologies, of which infection is the most common one. The diagnostic work-up is specifically challenging in patients with travel history since a b...

    Authors: Andreas Osterman, Viktoria C. Ruf, Cristina Domingo, Andreas Nitsche, Peter Eichhorn, Hanna Zimmermann, Klaus Seelos, Sabine Zange, Konstantinos Dimitriadis, Hans-Walter Pfister, Thorsten Thye, Armin Giese, Dennis Tappe and Stephan Böhm

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:150

    Content type: Case report

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  26. HIV testing plays a central role in the combat against HIV. We aimed to determine if the availability of HIV self-testing (HIVST) would increase the frequency of testing among men who have sex with men (MSM) a...

    Authors: Song Fan, Zhongquan Liu, Zhenzhou Luo, Maohe Yu, Lin Ouyang, Hui Gong, Yi Ding, Peiyang Li, Tanwei Yuan, Yepeng Zhou, Guohui Wu and Huachun Zou

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:149

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. The influenza virus spreads rapidly around the world in seasonal epidemics, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Influenza-related incidence data are limited in many countries in Africa despite es...

    Authors: Musse Tadesse, Mesfin Mengesha, Adamu Tayachew, Desalegn Belay, Abdulhafiz Hassen, Abyot Bekele Woyessa, Etsehiwot Zemelak, Berhan Beyene, Wubayehu Kassa, Workenesh Ayele, Bethel Teshome, Mikias Mekonen, Zewdu Assefa and Beyene Moges

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:148

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Low level viremia (LLV) often occurs during antiretroviral therapy (ART) against HIV-1. However, whether LLV increases the risk of virologic failure (VF) is controversial because of the non-uniform definitions...

    Authors: Tong Zhang, Haibo Ding, Minghui An, Xiaonan Wang, Wen Tian, Bin Zhao and Xiaoxu Han

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:147

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  29. Age is a risk factor for infective endocarditis, and almost half of diagnosed patients are age ≥ 60 years. Large national studies have not evaluated inpatient mortality and surgical valvular interventions betw...

    Authors: Ché Matthew Harris, Waseem Khaliq, Aiham Albaeni and Keith C. Norris

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:146

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  30. Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is an inflammatory disease with increasing incidence. When it occurs with diabetes mellitus (DM), the risk of recurrence and mortality may increase. However, the effect of DM on th...

    Authors: Zhaoqing Du, Xingchen Zhou, Junzhou Zhao, Jianbin Bi, Yifan Ren, Jia Zhang, Yuxin Lin, Zheng Wu, Yi Lv, Xufeng Zhang and Rongqian Wu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:145

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  31. The southeastern US is an epicenter for incident HIV in the US with high prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) co-infections. However, epidemiologies of HPV-associated clinical conditions (CC) among people ...

    Authors: Yuanfan Ye, Greer A. Burkholder, Howard W. Wiener, Russell Griffin, Stella Aslibekyan, Karen Fry, Ashraf Khan and Sadeep Shrestha

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:144

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  32. Chagas disease is caused by the haemoflagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. Currently, T. cruzi recognizes seven discrete typing units (DTUs): TcI to TcVI and Tcbat. The genetic diversity of T. cruzi is suspecte...

    Authors: Manuel Calvopina, Gabriela Segovia, William Cevallos, Yosselin Vicuña, Jaime A. Costales and Angel Guevara

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:143

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Obligate anaerobes usually account for less than 10% of bacteria recovered from blood cultures (BC). The relevance of routine use of the anaerobic bottle is under debate. The aim of this study was to evaluate ...

    Authors: M. Lafaurie, E. d’Anglejan, J. L. Donay, D. Glotz, E. Sarfati, M. Mimoun, M. Legrand, E. Oksenhendler, M. Bagot, S. Valade, B. Bercot and J. M. Molina

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:142

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  34. The global annual estimate for cryptococcal disease-related deaths exceeds 180,000, with three fourth occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends cryptococcal antigen (CrAg)...

    Authors: Sulaiman Lakoh, Hannah Rickman, Momodu Sesay, Sartie Kenneh, Rachael Burke, Mamadu Baldeh, Darlinda F. Jiba, Yusuf S. Tejan, Sonia Boyle, Comfort Koroma, Gibrilla F. Deen and Fenella Beynon

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:141

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  35. Anthrax is an endemic disease that persists in the rural regions of China. The global genetic population structure of B.anthracis has also been defined by the canonical single-nucleotide polymorphisms (canSNP) an...

    Authors: Enmin Zhang, Huijuan Zhang, Jinrong He, Wei Li and Jianchun Wei

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:140

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  36. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is thought to affect tuberculosis (TB) clinical presentation and treatment response. Whether DM impacts radiological manifestations of pulmonary TB is still not clear. This study investi...

    Authors: Nadia Nilda Barreda, Maria B. Arriaga, Juan Gonzalo Aliaga, Kattya Lopez, Oswaldo Martin Sanabria, Thomas A. Carmo, José F. Fróes Neto, Leonid Lecca, Bruno B. Andrade and Roger I. Calderon

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:139

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  37. Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium, Orientia tsutsugamushi. Immunochromatography (ICT) and IgM ELISA are two of the routinely employed antibody based assays fo...

    Authors: Rajendra Gautam, Keshab Parajuli, Tshokey Tshokey, John Stenos and Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:138

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  38. Currently, Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most important pathogens worldwide, especially for methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infection. However, few reports referred to patients’ MRSA infections in Yu...

    Authors: Feng Liao, Zhishuo Mo, Wenpeng Gu, Wen Xu, Xiaoqing Fu and Yunhui Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:137

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  39. Infants < 3 months of age are at highest risk for developing severe complications after pertussis. The majority of pregnant women has low concentrations of pertussis-specific antibodies and thus newborns are i...

    Authors: Sabine Vygen-Bonnet, Wiebke Hellenbrand, Edeltraut Garbe, Rüdiger von Kries, Christian Bogdan, Ulrich Heininger, Marianne Röbl-Mathieu and Thomas Harder

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:136

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  40. Salmonellosis remains an important public health problem globally. The disease is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries that experience poor hygiene and lack of access to ...

    Authors: Fadhili A. Ngogo, Agricola Joachim, Ahmed M. Abade, Susan F. Rumisha, Mucho M. Mizinduko and Mtebe V. Majigo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:135

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  41. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major cause of avoidable deaths. Economic migrants represent a vulnerable population due to their exposure to medical and social risk factors. These factors expose them to higher ri...

    Authors: Luan Nguyen Quang Vo, Andrew James Codlin, Rachel Jeanette Forse, Hoa Trung Nguyen, Thanh Nguyen Vu, Vinh Van Truong, Giang Chau Do, Lan Huu Nguyen, Giang Truong Le and Maxine Caws

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:134

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  42. Vertebral osteomyelitis can be attributed to many factors including immunosuppression, diabetes, malignancy, collagen disease, periodontal disease, open fractures, and endoscopic procedures. Anaerobic bacteria...

    Authors: Abhijith Bathini, Christina R. Maxwell, Hirad Hedayat, James Barrett and Zakaria Hakma

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:133

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Community–acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the leading worldwide causes of childhood morbidity and mortality. Its disease burden varies by age and etiology and is time dependent. We aimed to investigate the ...

    Authors: Eun Lee, Chul-Hong Kim, Yong Ju Lee, Hyo-Bin Kim, Bong-Seong Kim, Hyung Young Kim, Yunsun Kim, Sangyoung Kim, Chorong Park, Ju-Hee Seo, In Suk Sol, Myongsoon Sung, Min Seob Song, Dae Jin Song, Young Min Ahn, Hea Lin Oh…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:132

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  44. After publication of the original article [1], we were notified that units of testosterone in main text and abstract and units of DHEA-S in Fig. 1 and Table 4 are incorrect.

    Authors: Yoshifumi Uwamino, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Yasunori Sato, Eiko Tamizu, Takanori Asakura, Shunsuke Uno, Masaaki Mori, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Makoto Ishii, Hiroshi Kawabe, Mitsuru Murata and Naoki Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:131

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:1055

  45. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) poses diagnostic challenges due to the paucibacillary nature of the disease. The immunochemistry-based MPT64 antigen detection test (MPT64 test) has shown promising results f...

    Authors: Ida Marie Hoel, Lisbet Sviland, Heidi Syre, Anne Ma Dyrhol-Riise, Ingerid Skarstein, Peter Jebsen, Melissa Davidsen Jørstad, Harald Wiker and Tehmina Mustafa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:130

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  46. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) transmitted from person to person mainly by sexual intercourse or through vertical transmission during pregnancy. Female sex workers (FSWs) are exposed especi...

    Authors: Ronaldo Lopes de Souza, Lucimar Di Paula dos Santos Madeira, Marcelo Victor Serejo Pereira, Rachel Macedo da Silva, João Bráullio de Luna Sales, Vania Nakauth Azevedo, Rosimar Neris Martins Feitosa, Jacqueline Cortinhas Monteiro, Marluisa de Oliveira Guimarães Ishak, Ricardo Ishak, Andre Luis Ribeiro Ribeiro, Aldemir B. Oliveira-Filho and Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:129

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  47. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) are reported to be associated with enterovirus D68 infection. Though an increasing number of AFM cases were reported with EV-D68 infection in the US, few such cases have been found...

    Authors: Xiaoli Wang, Pengfei Zhang, Jie Li, Yanhui Chu, Zheng Li, Yang Yang, Fu Li, Shujuan Cui, Da Huo, Yu Wang and Quanyi Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:125

    Content type: Case report

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  48. After publication of the original article [1], we were notified that an author’s family name has been erroneously spelled. Aditya Chandrokar should be replaced with Aditya Chandorkar.

    Authors: Ralph Rogers, Kapil Saharia, Aditya Chandorkar, Zoe F. Weiss, Kendra Vieira, Sophia Koo and Dimitrios Farmakiotis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:122

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:58

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