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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

    Streptococcus pneumoniae, the leading pathogen of bacterial infections in infants and the elderly, is responsible for pneumococcal diseases with severe morbidity and mortality. Emergence of d...

    Authors: Chunjiang Zhao, Zongbo Li, Feifei Zhang, Xiaobing Zhang, Ping Ji, Ji Zeng, Bijie Hu, Zhidong Hu, Kang Liao, Hongli Sun, Rong Zhang, Bin Cao, Chao Zhuo, Wei Jia, Yaning Mei, Yunzhuo Chu…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:804

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    Voriconazole has been used in the treatment and prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) while its wide use was limited by some frequent adverse events, especially neurotoxicity, hepatotoxicity and eve...

    Authors: Yuanming Xing, Lu Chen, Yan Feng, Yan Zhou, Yajing Zhai and Jun Lu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:798

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Invasive aspergillosis involving patients with neutropenia or severe immunosuppression, such as patients with hematologic malignancies is associated with high mortality. Patients with T-cell large granular lym...

    Authors: Amin T. Turki, Jassin Rashidi-Alavijeh, Jan Dürig, Guido Gerken, Peter-Michael Rath and Oliver Witzke

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:797

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Vertical transmission can result in neonatal infection and disease. Reducing the transmission of bacterial pathogens from mother to infant may be an effective means of preventing neonatal infection, including ...

    Authors: Sarah E. Burr, Bully Camara, Claire Oluwalana, Ebrima Bojang, Christian Bottomley, Abdoulie Bojang, Robin L. Bailey, Umberto D’Alessandro and Anna Roca

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:799

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes in necrotizing fasciitis (NF) patients in a reconstructive unit in northeastern China.

    Authors: Jing-Chun Zhao, Bo-Ru Zhang, Kai Shi, Xi Zhang, Chun-Hui Xie, Jian Wang, Qing-Hua Yu, Xin-Xin Gao, Lei Hong and Jia-Ao Yu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:792

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that radiation from radiotherapy increases the yeast colonization of patients. However it is not clear, if such radiation alters the yeast itself. The aim of the present study was therefore ...

    Authors: Eliane Martins da Silva, Elaine Sciuniti Benites Mansano, Ellen Sayuri Miazima, Francielle Abigail Vilugron Rodrigues, Luzmarina Hernandes and Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:783

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Co-infections are common in childhood community acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, their etiological pattern and clinical impact remains inconclusive.

    Authors: Wujun Jiang, Min Wu, Jing Zhou, Yuqing Wang, Chuangli Hao, Wei Ji, Xinxing Zhang, Wenjing Gu and Xuejun Shao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:787

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate in vitro susceptibilities of aerobic and facultative Gram-negative bacterial (GNB) isolates from intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) to 12 selected antimicrobials in Chinese hospitals from 2012 to 2014.

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Qiwen Yang, Kang Liao, Yuxing Ni, Yunsong Yu, Bijie Hu, Ziyong Sun, Wenxiang Huang, Yong Wang, Anhua Wu, Xianju Feng, Yanping Luo, Yunzhuo Chu, Shulan Chen, Bin Cao, Jianrong Su…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:776

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) are important bacterial causes of childhood diarrhea in Brazil, but its impact in adults is unknown. This study aimed at investigating DEC among children and adults living in ...

    Authors: Liliana Cruz Spano, Keyla Fonseca da Cunha, Mariane Vedovatti Monfardini, Rita de Cássia Bergamaschi Fonseca and Isabel Christina Affonso Scaletsky

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:773

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Streptococcus pyogenes (group A Streptococcus [GAS]) is a major human pathogen that causes a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. Although invasive GAS (iGAS) infections are relat...

    Authors: Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Emina Nai, Tomohiro Yoshida, Shota Endo, Emi Hamajima, Satoka Akiyama, Yoji Ikuta, Natsuko Obana, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Kenta Hayashi, Masahiro Noda, Tomoko Sumita, Masayuki Kokaji, Tatsuo Katori, Masanori Hashino, Kunihiro Oba…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:774

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In sub-Saharan Africa, efforts to control antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are aggravated by unregulated drug sales and use, and high connectivity between human, livestock, and wildlife populations. Our previous...

    Authors: Casey J. Roulette, Mark A. Caudell, Jennifer W. Roulette, Robert J. Quinlan, Marsha B. Quinlan, Murugan Subbiah and Douglas R. Call

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:770

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The clinical manifestation of pulmonary cryptococcosis varies notably between immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. To better understand pulmonary cryptococcosis, we compared the clinical features of...

    Authors: Qian He, Yuan Ding, Wei Zhou, Hongxing Li, Ming Zhang, Yi Shi and Xin Su

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:768

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Elizabethkingia miricola is a rare Gram-negative bacterium found in water and clinical specimens. Typical culturing methods often misidentify Elizabethkingia spp. as Flavobacterium or

    Authors: Przemysław Zdziarski, Mariola Paściak, Klaudia Rogala, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal and Andrzej Gamian

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:763

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Speeding up identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) is of foremost importance in the management of blood cultures. Here, we describe a simple, rapid, and standardized approach based on a ...

    Authors: Carola Mauri, Luigi Principe, Silvia Bracco, Elisa Meroni, Nicoletta Corbo, Beatrice Pini and Francesco Luzzaro

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:749

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The mortality of Candida Bloodstream Infection (CBSI) remains high. Antifungal susceptibility breakpoints were recently updated for Candida species, the impact remains unknown. In this study we evaluated the impa...

    Authors: María Fernanda González-Lara, Pedro Torres-González, Patricia Cornejo-Juárez, Consuelo Velázquez-Acosta, Areli Martinez-Gamboa, Andrea Rangel-Cordero, Miriam Bobadilla-del-Valle, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Alfredo Ponce-de-León and José Sifuentes-Osornio

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:753

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  16. Content type: Case report

    We report the first adult case of Neisseria meningitidis W-135 presenting with meningococcal arthritis and myopericarditis concomitantly, without other classical features of meningococcal disease.

    Authors: Lloyd Steele, Katie Bechman, Eoghan De Barra and Charles Mackworth-Young

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:751

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  17. Content type: Research article

    As several studies indicated an increase in Lyme disease (LD), notably in neighbouring countries, concerns have arisen regarding the evolution of Lyme disease in Belgium. In order to confirm or infirm the incr...

    Authors: Mathilde De Keukeleire, Sophie O. Vanwambeke, Benoît Kabamba, Leila Belkhir, Philippe Pierre, Victor Luyasu and Annie Robert

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:748

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