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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. Content type: Research article

    Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) is a commonly causative pathogen for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in humans. The epidemiological features of M. pneumoniae infections during post-epidemic, including a...

    Authors: Jiuxin Qu, Chunxia Yang, Fang Bao, Shuyan Chen, Li Gu and Bin Cao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:335

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  2. Content type: Technical advance

    Underlying coinfections may complicate infectious disease states but commonly go unnoticed because an a priori clinical suspicion is usually required so they can be detected via targeted diagnostic tools. Shot...

    Authors: D. N. Birdsell, Y. Özsürekci, A. Rawat, A. E. Aycan, C. L. Mitchell, J. W. Sahl, A. Johansson, R. E. Colman, J. M. Schupp, M. Ceyhan, P. S. Keim and D. M. Wagner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:319

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  3. Content type: Research article

    With a prevalence of 4.7–13% in Danish Ixodes ricinus ticks, Rickettsia helvetica is one of the most frequently detected tick-borne organisms in Denmark. Most reports of human exposure have described asymptomatic...

    Authors: Lukas Frans Ocias, Ram Benny Dessau, Anne-Mette Lebech, Charlotte Sværke Jørgensen, Randi Føns Petersen and Karen Angeliki Krogfelt

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:325

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Laryngeal aspergillosis is uncommon and is usually secondary to pulmonary involvement in immunocompromised patients. Primary laryngeal aspergillosis in immunocompetent individuals is extremely rare, with a few...

    Authors: Supram Hosuru Subramanya, Joseph Jillwin, Shivaprakash Mandya Rudramurthy, Krishna Chandra Rijal, Niranjan Nayak, Arunaloke Chakrabarti and Arnab Ghosh

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:323

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Streptococcus Group B (GBS) colonization in pregnant women is the most important risk factor for newborn disease due to vertical transmission during delivery. GBS colonization during pregnancy has been implicated...

    Authors: J. A. Carrillo-Ávila, J. Gutiérrez-Fernández, A. I. González-Espín, E. García-Triviño and L. G. Giménez-Lirola

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:305

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Among 2179 Salmonella isolates obtained during national surveillance for salmonellosis in China from 2005 to 2013, we identified 46 non-H2S-producing strains originating from different sources.

    Authors: Jing Xie, Fuli Wu, Xuebin Xu, Xiaoxia Yang, Rongtao Zhao, Qiuxia Ma, Peng Li, Ligui Wang, Rongzhang Hao, Leiji Jia, Xinying Du, Shaofu Qiu and Hongbin Song

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:292

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Many of the currently used models of bacterial meningitis have limitations due to direct inoculation of pathogens into the cerebrospinal fluid or brain and a relatively insensitive assessment of long-term sequ...

    Authors: Jana Seele, Simone C. Tauber, Stephanie Bunkowski, Christoph G. Baums, Peter Valentin-Weigand, Nicole de Buhr, Andreas Beineke, Asparouh I. Iliev, Wolfgang Brück and Roland Nau

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:297

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The epidemiology of maternal and infant Group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization is poorly understood in China. The aim of this study is to explore the prevalence and risk factors associated with maternal and ...

    Authors: Jichang Chen, Jinjian Fu, Wei Du, Xin Liu, Chokechai Rongkavilit, Xuemei Huang, Yubi Wu, Yuanliu Wang and Eric McGrath

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:291

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  9. Content type: Research article

    According to the traditional tuberculosis (TB) treatment paradigm, the initial doses of treatment rapidly kill most Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacilli in sputum, yet many more months of daily treatment are ...

    Authors: Nicholas D. Walter, Camille M. Moore, Xavier A. Kayigire, Christian Dide-Agossou, William Worodria, Laurence Huang, Charles K. Everett, Gary S. Schoolnik, Payam Nahid and J. Lucian Davis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:293

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Schizophyllum commune, a basidiomycetous fungus, is a common invader of rotten wood. This fungus rarely causes mycotic disease in humans, especially cutaneous infection. In this paper, we describe the first case ...

    Authors: Lidi Tian, Yunzhu Mu, Hao Zhang, Xiaocui Su, Chuan Yang, Xianzhu Shu and Defu Qing

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:286

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori is a Gram negative bacterium that colonizes the stomach of approximately two-thirds of the human population and it is involved in the pathogenesis of gastroduodenal diseases. This study sought...

    Authors: Laure Brigitte Kouitcheu Mabeku, Michelle Larissa Noundjeu Ngamga and Hubert Leundji

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:278

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Antibiotics with anaerobic coverage are widely used for the treatment of biliary tract infection (BTI), even in the absence of isolated anaerobes. The current study aimed to investigate the differences in clin...

    Authors: Pei-Shan Wu, Chien Chuang, Ping-Feng Wu, Yi-Tsung Lin and Fu-Der Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:277

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) has been increasingly reported in patients with underlying respiratory diseases (URD). Early diagnosis of IPA is crucial for mortality reduction and improved prognosis, y...

    Authors: Wei Xiao, De-ying Gong, Bing Mao, Xin-miao Du, Lin-Li Cai, Min-yu Wang and Juan-juan Fu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:271

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Consideration to add empiric MRSA therapy with vancomycin is a common clinical dilemma. However, vancomycin overuse has important adverse events. MRSA colonization screening is commonly performed for infection...

    Authors: Guillaume Butler-Laporte, Matthew P. Cheng, Emily G. McDonald and Todd C. Lee

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:270

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the population genetics of pneumococci will allow detection of changes in the prevalence of circulating genotypes and evidence for capsular switching. We aimed to analyze the genetic structure of...

    Authors: Ki Wook Yun, Eun Hwa Choi, Hoan Jong Lee, Jin Han Kang, Kyung-Hyo Kim, Dong Soo Kim, Yae-Jean Kim, Byung Wook Eun, Sung Hee Oh, Hye-Kyung Cho, Young Jin Hong, Kwang Nam Kim, Nam Hee Kim, Yun-Kyung Kim, Hyunju Lee, Taekjin Lee…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:268

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is the most common chronic bacterial infection in the world. It can result in various upper gastroduodenal diseases. The prevalence varies among countries, population gro...

    Authors: Abdurahaman Seid and Wondmagegn Demsiss

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:260

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Brucella abortus is a highly pathogenic zoonotic agent, tempting for the development of a rapid diagnostic method to enable adequate treatment and prevent further spread. Enrichment of the bacteria is often used ...

    Authors: Rene Kaden, Sevinc Ferrari, Tomas Jinnerot, Martina Lindberg, Tara Wahab and Moa Lavander

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:259

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Cryptococcus gattii is known to be an etiologic agent of human cryptococcosis, particularly in immunocompetent persons. C. gattii infection usually involves the central nervous system, the respiratory tract, or m...

    Authors: Wutthiseth Dhitinanmuang, Piriyaporn Chongtrakool and Anupop Jitmuang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:257

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