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  1. Loiasis is one of the significant filarial diseases for people living in West and Central Africa with wide endemic area but is not seen in China. As economy booms and international traveling increase, China fa...

    Authors: Xiaoli Li, Minjun Huang, Kuo Bi, Yang Zou, Fei Wang, Xiaoyan Zheng and Lei Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:714
  2. HIV remains a critical global public health challenge. In 2022, it was estimated that approximately 39.0 million people worldwide were living with HIV, and of these, around 29.8 million were receiving antiretr...

    Authors: Eduardo Mangue Chicanequisso, Cynthia Sema Baltazar and Jahit Sacarlal
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:713
  3. The ambitious goal to eliminate new pediatric HIV infections by 2030 requires accelerated prevention strategies in high-risk settings such as South Africa. One approach could be pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)...

    Authors: Ameena Goga, Trisha Ramraj, Logashvari Naidoo, Brodie Daniels, Masefetsane Matlou, Terusha Chetty, Reshmi Dassaye, Nobubelo K. Ngandu, Laura Galli, Tarylee Reddy, Ishen Seocharan, Qondeni Ndlangamandla, Qholokazi September, Nokwanda Ngcobo, Mayuri Reddy, Tamon Cafun-Naidoo…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:712
  4. Enterobacter cloacae complex (ECC) including different species are isolated from different human clinical samples. ECC is armed by many different virulence genes (VGs) and they were also classified among ESKAPE g...

    Authors: Fatemeh Mosaffa, Fereshteh Saffari, Mahin Veisi and Omid Tadjrobehkar
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:711
  5. The clinical presentation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is atypical and it is easily confused with other diseases such as common infections, making prompt diagnosis a great challenge. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Guocan Yu, Likui Fang, Yanqin Shen, Fangming Zhong and Xudong Xu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:710
  6. Camostat mesylate, an oral serine protease inhibitor, is a powerful TMPRSS2 inhibitor and has been reported as a possible antiviral treatment against COVID-19. Therefore, we aim to assess the safety and effica...

    Authors: Ubaid Khan, Muhammad Mubariz, Yehya Khlidj, Muhammad Moiz Nasir, Shrouk Ramadan, Fatima Saeed, Aiman Muhammad and Mohamed Abuelazm
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:709
  7. K. pneumoniae liver abscess (KPLA) mostly involves the right lobe. We present a case of K. pneumoniae caudate liver abscess with invasive liver abscess syndrome (ILAS) was rarely identified.

    Authors: Lingxia Cheng, Lei Li, Yongzao Liu, Wei Cheng, Guan Wang and Ping Xu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:708
  8. The prevalence and severity of pediatric Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MPP) poses a significant threat to the health and lives of children. In this study, we aim to systematically evaluate the value of routine...

    Authors: Xuelian Peng, Yulong Liu, Bo Zhang, Chunyan Yang, Jian Dong, Chen Yong, Baoru Han and Jin Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:707
  9. To explore the impact of diabetes on the clinical features and prognosis of COVID-19 and assess the influence of glucocorticoid use on the prognosis of patients with COVID-19 and diabetes.

    Authors: Yonghao Xu, Ling Sang, Ya Wang, Zhentu Li, Hongkai Wu, Xilong Deng, Nanshan Zhong, Xiaoqing Liu, Shiyue Li and Yimin Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:706
  10. There are few reports of longitudinal serologic responses in children following Sars-CoV-2 infection and vaccination. This study describes longitudinal SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses following infection, vaccin...

    Authors: Leah J. Ricketson, Emily J. Doucette, Isabella Alatorre, Tarannum Tarannum, Joslyn Gray, William Booth, Graham Tipples, Carmen Charlton, Jamil N. Kanji, Kevin Fonseca and James D. Kellner
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:705
  11. To assess the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil and its macro-regions, considering disease incidence and mortality rates, as well as identifying territories with still rising disease indices and eva...

    Authors: Thaís Zamboni Berra, Yan Mathias Alves, Marcela Antunes Paschoal Popolin, Fernanda Bruzadelli Paulino da Costa, Reginaldo Bazon Vaz Tavares, Ariela Feh Tártaro, Heriederson Sávio Dias Moura, Letícia Perticarrara Ferezin, Monica Chiodi Toscano de Campos, Natacha Martins Ribeiro, Titilade Kehinde Ayandeyi Teibo, Rander Junior Rosa and Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:704
  12. People who inject drugs (PWID) and living with the human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) are at higher risk of suffering marked derangements in micronutrient levels, leading to poor disease and treatment outco...

    Authors: Abel O. Onyango, Nathan Shaviya, Valentine Budambula, George O. Orinda, Omu Anzala, Ahmed A. Aabid and Tom Were
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:703
  13. In this prospective, observational study, we aimed to investigate epidemiologic and microbial trends of infective endocarditis in western Norway.

    Authors: Stina Jordal, Øyvind Kommedal, Rune Haaverstad, Sahrai Saeed, Einar Skulstad Davidsen, Pirjo-Riitta Salminen, Karl Ove Hufthammer and Bård Reiakvam Kittang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:702
  14. Ehrlichiosis is a potentially fatal tick-borne disease that can progress to involve the central nervous system (CNS) (i.e., neuro-ehrlichiosis), particularly in cases where diagnosis and treatment are delayed....

    Authors: Osahon Iyamu, Emily J. Ciccone, Abigail Schulz, Julia Sung, Haley Abernathy, Aidin Alejo, Katherine Tyrlik, Victor Arahirwa, Odai Mansour, Dana Giandomenico, Monica M. Diaz and Ross M. Boyce
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:701
  15. The indigenous population located in the central region of Brazil, is the second largest in terms of population size in the country. The Indigenous Reserve of Dourados has risk factors that increase the vulner...

    Authors: Flávia Freitas de Oliveira Bonfim, Livia Melo Villar, Julio Croda, Jéssica Gonçalves Pereira, Ana Carolina Silva Guimarães, Solange Rodrigues da Silva, Crhistinne Cavalheiro Maymone Gonçalves, Lucas Fernando Tinoco Leonardo, Grazielli Rocha de Rezende Romeira, Gabriela Alves Cesar, Sabrina Weis-Torres, Vivianne de Oliveira Landgraf de Castro, Marco Aurélio Horta, Simone Simionatto, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta-Castro and Vanessa Salete de Paula
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:700
  16. Ruthenibacterium lactatiformans, a Gram-stain-negative, rod-shaped, obligate anaerobic bacterium of the Oscillospiraceae family, has not been previously reported in human infections. This study reports the first ...

    Authors: Shougen Sumiyoshi, Shigeto Hamaguchi, Keigo Kimura, Katsuyuki Negishi, Koshi Ninomiya, Manabu Sasaki and Satoshi Kutsuna
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:699
  17. Infective endocarditis is a rare but potentially severe disease, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Our study aims to describe the epidemiology and management aspects of endocarditis in north...

    Authors: Badre El Boussaadani, Ilias Soussan, Houssam Bendoudouch, Loubna Hara, Amine Ech-chenbouli and Zainab Raissuni
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:698
  18. The seroprevalence of antibodies against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) was evaluated 17 years following a mass vaccination campaign in individuals aged 2 to 22 years who had received routine immunization b...

    Authors: Fateme Ghafoori, Talat Mokhtari-Azad, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Mohammad Farahmand, Azade shadab and Vahid Salimi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:696
  19. Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction, which seriously threatens human health. The clinical and experimental results have confirmed that Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), such as Scutellariae Radix,...

    Authors: Yaxing Deng, Linghan Leng, Chenglin Wang, Qingqiang Yang and Yingchun Hu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:695
  20. SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity data in women living with HIV (WLHIV), their infants and associated factors in this subpopulation remain limited. We retrospectively measured SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity from 07/2020-11...

    Authors: Taguma A. Matubu, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Sean S. Brummel, Lynda Stranix-Chibanda, Lillian Wambuzi Ogwang, Sufia Dadabhai, Patience Atuhaire, Felluna Chauwa, Luis Gadama, Reinaldo E. Fernandez, Jim Aizire, JBrooks Jackson, Aaron A. R. Tobian, Taha E. Taha and Mary Glenn Fowler
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:693
  21. Associations between Helicobacter pylori infection and lifestyle factors vary greatly by geographic location. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in the Hunan cohort of cen...

    Authors: Shiwen He, Xue He, Yinglong Duan, Yating Luo, Yuxuan Li, Jing Li, Ying Li, Pingting Yang, Yaqin Wang, Jianfei Xie, Min Liu and Andy SK Cheng
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:692
  22. Hemorrhagic varicella (HV) is a particular form of chicken pox.,with high mortality in adults. This form of the disease is rare, to date, approximately 4 cases have been reported. Occasional cases of HV have b...

    Authors: Si-Man Shi, Zhan-Hong Li, Jie-Ru Xu, Xue-Xin Cai, Xiu-Xian Zhou, Rong-Chang Zheng and Ju Wen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:691
  23. Growing evidence suggests that chronic inflammation caused by tuberculosis (TB) may increase the incidence of diabetes. However, the relationship between post-TB pulmonary abnormalities and diabetes has not be...

    Authors: Alison C. Castle, Yumna Moosa, Helgard Claassen, Sheela Shenoi, Itai Magodoro, Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Willem Hanekom, Ingrid V. Bassett, Emily B. Wong and Mark J. Siedner
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:690
  24. Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an extremely contagious viral infection caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Understanding the willingness of the community to receive the COVI...

    Authors: Tafese Dejene Jidha, Endayen Deginet, Bereket Tefera, Demisew Amenu, Girma Beressa and Mickiale Hailu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:689
  25. Dengue fever has become a significant worldwide health concern, because of its high morbidity rate and the potential for an increase in mortality rates due to lack of adequate treatment. There is an immediate ...

    Authors: Sajid Ali, Usman Ali, Khushboo Safi, Falak Naz, Muhammad Ishtiaq Jan, Zafar Iqbal, Tahir Ali, Riaz Ullah and Ahmed Bari
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:688
  26. Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is the most common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Fidaxomicin and fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) are effective, but expensive therapies to treat recurre...

    Authors: Tessel M. van Rossen, Yvette H. van Beurden, Johannes A. Bogaards, Andries E. Budding, Chris J.J. Mulder and Christina M.J.E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:687
  27. Uganda has a sentinel surveillance system in seven high-risk sites to monitor yellow fever (YF) patterns and detect outbreaks. We evaluated the performance of this system from 2017 to 2022.

    Authors: Mercy Wendy Wanyana, Patrick King, Richard Migisha, Benon Kwesiga, Paul Edward Okello, Daniel Kadobera, Lilian Bulage, Joshua Kayiwa, Annet Martha Nankya, Alex Riolexus Ario and Julie R. Harris
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:686
  28. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may lead to serious complications and increased mortality. The outcomes of patients who survive the early disease period are burdened with persistent long-term symptoms and incre...

    Authors: Dawid Lipski, Artur Radziemski, Stanisław Wasiliew, Michał Wyrwa, Ludwina Szczepaniak-Chicheł, Łukasz Stryczyński, Anna Olasińska-Wiśniewska, Tomasz Urbanowicz, Bartłomiej Perek, Andrzej Tykarski and Anna Komosa
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:685
  29. Tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBLN) is an infection of the lymph node caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Histological diagnoses of presumptive patients are often accompanied by cytomorphological features. However...

    Authors: Abay Atnafu, Liya Wassie, Melaku Tilahun, Selfu Girma, Mekdelawit Alemayehu, Abenezer Dereje, Gebeyehu Assefa, Tigist Desta, Haymanot Agize, Emnet Fisseha, Yordanos Mengistu, Kassu Desta and Kidist Bobosha
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:684
  30. Alveolar echinococcosis (AE), caused by the larval forms of Echinococcus multilocularis, is a zoonotic disease affecting the liver, lungs, lymph nodes, kidneys, brain, bones, thyroid, and other organs. Diagnosing...

    Authors: Chuanlin Zhou, Chunhong Li, Zhenfeng Deng, Xuexin Yan, Li Feng, Zhen Yang, Yanyan Lu, Yinglong Shi, Ke Wang, Jing Luo and Jinliang Kong
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:683
  31. Schistosomiasis remains a public health concern worldwide. It is responsible for more than 240 million cases in 78 countries, 40 million of whom are women of childbearing age. In the Senegal River basin, both Sch...

    Authors: Coumba Nar Ndiour, Bruno Senghor, Ousmane Thiam, Souleymane Niang, Amélé Nyedzie Wotodjo, Babacar Thiendella Faye, Ndeye Amy Ndiaye, Omar Sow, Khadime Sylla, Magatte Ndiaye, Oumar Gaye, Babacar Faye, Cheikh Sokhna, Souleymane Doucouré and Doudou Sow
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:682
  32. We aimed to assess serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) concentrations in extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) patients and to evaluate the effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on their treatment course.

    Authors: Rasha Eletreby, Aisha Elsharkawy, Rahma Mohamed, Mai Hamed, Eman Kamal Ibrahim and Rabab Fouad
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:681
  33. Aminoglycosides have been a cornerstone of the treatment of nosocomial infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa for over 80 years. However, escalating emergence of resistance poses a significant challenge. The...

    Authors: Nilofar Saeli, Saghar Jafari-Ramedani, Rashid Ramazanzadeh, Maryam Nazari, Amirhossein Sahebkar and Farzad Khademi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:680
  34. There is an increasing disease trend for SARS-COV-2, so need a quick and affordable diagnostic method. It should be highly accurate and save costs compared to other methods. The purpose of this research is to ...

    Authors: Hooman Hanifehpour, Fatemeh Ashrafi, Elham Siasi and Shirzad Fallahi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:679
  35. Sepsis is a frequent cause of admission to intensive care units (ICUs). High mortality rates are estimated globally, and in our country, few studies have reported one-year survival. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Henry Oliveros, Eduardo Tuta-Quintero, Mariana Piñeros, Alexander Guesguan and Luis F. Reyes
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:678
  36. Recent studies on the association between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and obesity have reported conflicting results. Therefore, the purpose of our study was to investigate the association of obesity...

    Authors: Danni Chen, Shiling Wang, Wei Yang, Hong Lu and Qian Ren
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:676
  37. Pleural empyema can lead to significant morbidity and mortality despite chest drainage and antibiotic treatment, necessitating novel and minimally invasive interventions. Fusobacterium nucleatum is an obligate...

    Authors: Jingjing Wang, Jing Li, Zhanfei Sun, Shu Zhang, Li Ma, Xiaomei Liu, Xiaoyun Yang, Junqiang Ai, YuanSong, Liang Sun, Xuewen Li, Tao He, Yueyong Xiao, Hongmei Gao and Fei Yuan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:675
  38. Device-associated infections (DAIs) are a significant cause of morbidity following living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). We aimed to assess the impact of bundled care on reducing rates of device-associate...

    Authors: Mona A. Wassef, Doaa M. Ghaith, Marwa M. Hussien, Mostafa A. El-Shazly and Reham H. A. Yousef
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:674
  39. Redondoviridae is a newly discovered virus family linked to oral and respiratory conditions in people, while there is still debate about whether it is also coinfected with other respiratory viruses. This study ai...

    Authors: Alireza Mohebbi, Seyed Jalal Kiani, Khadijeh Khanaliha, Tahereh Donyavi, Nikoo Emtiazi, Kimia Sharifian, Maryam Mohebbi, Amytis Gholami, Farzane Behnezhad, Mohammad Abbasi-Kolli, Farzaneh Dehghani-Dehej and Farah Bokharaei-Salim
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:673
  40. Early diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and universal access to drug-susceptibility testing (DST) are critical elements of the WHO End TB Strategy. Current rapid tests (e.g., Xpert® MTB/RIF and Ultra-assays) can det...

    Authors: Togolani Maya, Aman Wilfred, Clara Lubinza, Saidi Mfaume, Maryjeska Mafie, Daphne Mtunga, Amri Kingalu, Nicodem Mgina, Pammla Petrucka, Basra E. Doulla, Esther Ngadaya, Sayoki G. Mfinanga and Nicholaus P. Mnyambwa
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:672
  41. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are important pathogens categorized as high-priority bacteria in the Global Priority List of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to Guide Research, Discovery, and Development o...

    Authors: Raspail Carrel Founou, Luria Leslie Founou, Mushal Allam, Arshad Ismail and Sabiha Yusuf Essack
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:671
  42. The clinical benefit of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) treatments against new circulating variants remains unclear. We sought to describe characteristics and clinical outcomes of highest risk patients wit...

    Authors: Myriam Drysdale, Holly Tibble, Vishal Patel, Daniel C. Gibbons, Emily J. Lloyd, William Kerr, Calum Macdonald, Helen J. Birch and Aziz Sheikh
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:670
  43. Abdominal aorta-duodenal fistulas are rare abnormal communications between the abdominal aorta and duodenum. Secondary abdominal aorta-duodenal fistulas often result from endovascular surgery for aneurysms and...

    Authors: Xianjin Hu and Libo Yan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:669
  44. Authors: Xiaofan Liu, Ying Peng, Zhe Chen, Fangfang Jiang, Fang Ni, Zhiyong Tang, Xun Yang, Cheng Song, Mingli Yuan, Zhaowu Tao, Junjie Xu, Ying Wang, Qiong Qian, Rob M. Ewing, Ping Yin, Yi Hu…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:668

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  45. The available evidence presented inconsistencies and inconclusive findings regarding the associations between co-existing asthma and mortality among COVID-19 patients. The objective of the current study is to ...

    Authors: Huwen Wang, Xiaoting Jiang, Kate Ching Ching Chan, Yuchen Wei, Chi Tim Hung, Renee Wan Yi Chan, Conglu Li, Eman Yee Man Leung, Carrie Ho Kwan Yam, Tsz Yu Chow, Shi Zhao, Zihao Guo, Kehang Li, Ziqing Wang, Eng Kiong Yeoh and Ka Chun Chong
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:667
  46. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae) that is responsible for deformities and irreversible peripheral nerve damage and has a broad spectrum of clinical and serological...

    Authors: Conglin Zhao and Zhenzhen Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:666
  47. To minimize the toxicity and impact of combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) on the lifestyle of people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (PLWH), scientific community evaluated the efficacy, safety and...

    Authors: Katia Falasca, Claudio Ucciferri, Alessandro Di Gasbarro, Paola Borrelli, Marta Di Nicola, Carla Frisenda, Erica Costantini, Lisa Aielli, Marcella Reale and Jacopo Vecchiet
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:665

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