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BMC Infectious Diseases

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

    People working with pigs are at elevated risk of harboring methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in their nose, which is attributable to occupational exposure to animals harboring livestock adapted S. aureus. To...

    Authors: Jisun Sun, My Yang, Srinand Sreevatsan, Jeffrey B. Bender, Randall S. Singer, Todd P. Knutson, Douglas G. Marthaler and Peter R. Davies

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:690

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Acute uncomplicated cystitis (AUC) is a common ailment in the urological setting. Guidelines for urinary tract infections are based on large-scale multi-centre, epidemiological and international studies. The o...

    Authors: Michael Seitz, Christian Stief and Raphaela Waidelich

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:685

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are increasingly implicated in recent patient series of spondylodiscitis, but there are no series of CoNS-spondylodiscitis available. The objective of this study was to ...

    Authors: Julien Lopez, Zuzana Tatar, Anne Tournadre, Marion Couderc, Bruno Pereira, Martin Soubrier and Jean-Jacques Dubost

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:683

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  4. Content type: Research article

    There are many case reports of septic arthritis complicating invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD); however, no study has compared patients with IPD with septic arthritis to those who didn’t develop septic arthr...

    Authors: Thomas J. Marrie, Gregory J. Tyrrell, Sumit R. Majumdar and Dean T. Eurich

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:680

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Tsukamurella pulmonis is an aerobic gram-positive and rod-shaped organism that causes central catheter-related bloodstream infections in immunocompromised hosts. However, peripherally ...

    Authors: Jun Suzuki, Teppei Sasahara, Masaki Toshima and Yuji Morisawa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:677

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Laboratory-based respiratory pathogen (RP) results are often available too late to influence clinical decisions such as hospitalisation or antibiotic treatment due to time delay in transport of specimens and test...

    Authors: Denise Andrews, Yumela Chetty, Ben S. Cooper, Manjinder Virk, Stephen K Glass, Andrew Letters, Philip A. Kelly, Malur Sudhanva and Dakshika Jeyaratnam

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:671

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Escherichia coli is the most common pathogen causing Urinary Tract Infections (UTI). Data from the current National Surveillance program in Denmark (DANMAP) may not accurately represen...

    Authors: Gloria Córdoba, Anne Holm, Frank Hansen, Anette M. Hammerum and Lars Bjerrum

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:670

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common commensal capable of causing severe invasive infections. Most GBS infections occur in neonates (often as pneumonia). GBS can also cause infection in adults with diabetes...

    Authors: Kate Skolnik, Austin Nguyen, Christina S. Thornton, Barbara Waddell, Tyler Williamson, Harvey R. Rabin and Michael D. Parkins

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:660

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (Salmonella Enteritidis) has become a significant pathogen in South Africa, and the need for improved molecular surveillance of this pathogen ha...

    Authors: Munyadziwa Muvhali, Anthony Marius Smith, Andronica Moipone Rakgantso and Karen Helena Keddy

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:661

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis is a chronic structural lung condition that courses with recurrent infectious exacerbations that lead to frequent antibiotic treatment making this population more susceptible...

    Authors: Rosario Menéndez, Raúl Méndez, Eva Polverino, Edmundo Rosales-Mayor, Isabel Amara-Elori, Soledad Reyes, José Miguel Sahuquillo-Arce, Laia Fernández-Barat, Victoria Alcaraz and Antoni Torres

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:659

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Workers in clinical microbiology laboratories are exposed to a variety of pathogenic microorganisms. Salmonella species is among the most commonly reported bacterial causes of laboratory-acquired infections. We r...

    Authors: Anthony Marius Smith, Shannon Lucrecia Smouse, Nomsa Pauline Tau, Colleen Bamford, Vineshree Mischka Moodley, Charlene Jacobs, Kerrigan Mary McCarthy, Adré Lourens and Karen Helena Keddy

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:656

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Orbital apex syndrome is a localized type of orbital cellulitis, where mass lesions occur at the apex of the cranial nerves. Although nasal septal abscess is uncommon, the organism most likely to cause nasal s...

    Authors: Ippei Kishimoto, Shogo Shinohara, Tetsuhiro Ueda, Shoichi Tani, Hajime Yoshimura and Yukihiro Imai

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:649

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Bordetella bronchiseptica (B.bronchiseptica) is a frequent cause of respiratory infections in animals but rarely causes serious infection in humans. We present a rare case of B. bronch...

    Authors: Manlio Monti, Danila Diano, Francesco Allegrini, Angelo Delmonte, Valentina Fausti, Paola Cravero, Giulia Marcantognini and Giovanni Luca Frassineti

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:644

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal tetanus continues to occur in many resource-limited settings but there are few data regarding long-term neurological outcome from the disease, especially in settings with critical care facilities.

    Authors: Huynh T. Trieu, Nguyen Thi Kim Anh, Huynh Ngoc Thien Vuong, T. T. M. Dao, Nguyen Thi Xuan Hoa, Vo Ngoc Cat Tuong, Pham Tam Dinh, Bridget Wills, Phan Tu Qui, Le Van Tan, Lam Minh Yen, Saraswathy Sabanathan and Catherine Louise Thwaites

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:646

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Between January and June, 2015, a large typhoid fever outbreak occurred in Kampala, Uganda, with 10,230 suspected cases. During the outbreak, area surgeons reported a surge in cases of typhoid intestinal perfo...

    Authors: Lilian Bulage, Ben Masiira, Alex R. Ario, Joseph K.B Matovu, Peter Nsubuga, Frank Kaharuza, Victoria Nankabirwa, Janell Routh and Bao-Ping Zhu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:641

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) bacteremia causes significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised hosts. However, incidence and risk factors for mortality in S. ...

    Authors: Kaito Harada, Noritaka Sekiya, Tatsuya Konishi, Akihito Nagata, Yuta Yamada, Toshiaki Takezaki, Satoshi Kaito, Shuhei Kurosawa, Masahiro Sakaguchi, Shunichiro Yasuda, Shugo Sasaki, Kosuke Yoshioka, Kyoko Watakabe-Inamoto, Aiko Igarashi, Yuho Najima, Takeshi Hagino…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:638

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to determine the shifting trends in bacteriology and antimicrobial resistance of infectious specimens isolated from gastrointestinal (GI) fistula patients over eight years in China.

    Authors: Qinjie Liu, Jianan Ren, Xiuwen Wu, Gefei Wang, Zhiwei Wang, Jie Wu, Jinjian Huang, Tianyu Lu and Jieshou Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:637

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Current knowledge of the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Asia, and in particular the Greater Mekong Subregion, is very limited. Only a few studies from Thailand and Vietnam have been reported f...

    Authors: Elaine Cheong, Tamalee Roberts, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Thomas V. Riley, Paul N. Newton and David A. B. Dance

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:635

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  19. Content type: Technical advance

    Infectious disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and diagnosis of polymicrobial and fungal infections is increasingly challenging in the clinical setting. Conventionally, molecular detection is stil...

    Authors: Lalanika M. Abayasekara, Jennifer Perera, Vishvanath Chandrasekharan, Vaz S. Gnanam, Nisala A. Udunuwara, Dileepa S. Liyanage, Nuwani E. Bulathsinhala, Subhashanie Adikary, Janith V. S. Aluthmuhandiram, Chrishanthi S. Thanaseelan, D. Portia Tharmakulasingam, Tharaga Karunakaran and Janahan Ilango

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:631

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Leptospirosis is a re-emerging zoonotic disease caused by pathogenic strains of bacteria belonging to genus Leptospira whose symptoms can range from mild clinical manifestations to a severe life threatening illne...

    Authors: Lalmani Regmi, Kishor Pandey, Meena Malla, Santosh Khanal and Basu Dev Pandey

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:628

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