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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

    Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most common reported tick-borne infection in Europe, and involves transmission of Borrelia by ticks. As long as a vaccine is not available and effective measures for controlling tick ...

    Authors: L. Antonise-Kamp, D. J. M. A. Beaujean, R. Crutzen, J. E. van Steenbergen and D. Ruwaard

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:744

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    In the eighties, a multidrug resistant clone of Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 emerged in UK and disseminated worldwide. This clone harbored a Salmonella genomic island 1 (SGI1) that consists of a backbone and a mu...

    Authors: Claire de Curraize, Lucie Amoureux, Julien Bador, Angélique Chapuis, Eliane Siebor, Claire Clément, Juliette Sauge, Ludwig-Serge Aho-Glélé and Catherine Neuwirth

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:741

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    Resistant staphylococcal organisms remain a serious problem in the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Higher failure rates have been reported when vancomycin was used. The purpose of this study...

    Authors: Yu-Jui Chang, Mel S. Lee, Chen-Hsiang Lee, Po-Chun Lin and Feng-Chih Kuo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:736

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    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a major pathogen implicated in skin and soft tissue infections, abscess in deep organs, toxin mediated diseases, respiratory tract infections, urin...

    Authors: Haji Mohammad Naimi, Hamidullah Rasekh, Ahmad Zia Noori and Mohammad Aman Bahaduri

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:737

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    This study aimed to investigate the clinical and molecular epidemiology and biofilm formation of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) isolated from pediatricians in China.

    Authors: Xin Yang, Suyun Qian, Kaihu Yao, Lijuan Wang, Yingchao Liu, Fang Dong, Wenqi Song, Jinghui Zhen, Wei Zhou, Hong Xu, Hongyan Zheng and Wenting Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:733

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Antifungal susceptibility testing is a subject of interest in the field of medical mycology. The aim of the present study were the distributions and antifungal susceptibility patterns of various Candida species i...

    Authors: Parisa Badiee, Hamid Badali, Teun Boekhout, Kambiz Diba, Abdolkarim Ghadimi Moghadam, Ali Hossaini Nasab, Hadis Jafarian, Rasoul Mohammadi, Hossein Mirhendi, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, Ahmad Shamsizadeh and Jafar Soltani

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:727

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Prior to the 2007–2010 Q fever epidemic in the Netherlands, the seroprevalence of antibodies against Coxiella burnetii in the general population was 1.5%, which is low compared to other countries. We aimed to det...

    Authors: Roan Pijnacker, Johan Reimerink, Lidwien A. M. Smit, Arianne B. van Gageldonk-Lafeber, Jan-Paul Zock, Floor Borlée, Joris Yzermans, Dick J. J. Heederik, Catharina B. M. Maassen and Wim van der Hoek

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:725

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Detection, confirmation and monitoring of cholera outbreaks in many developing countries including Uganda is a big challenge due to lack of the required resources and the time the test takes. Culture method wh...

    Authors: Godfrey Bwire, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Dauda Abdallah, Amanda Kay Debes, Atek Kagirita, Malathi Ram and David A. Sack

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:726

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Haematobacter massiliensis, a rare species of fastidious Gram-negative, non-motile, non-sporing, non-fermentative, pleomorphic, aerobic bacilli, has rarely been documented as the cause...

    Authors: Jing-wei Cheng, Peng Wang, Meng Xiao, Ying Yuan, Timothy Kudinha, Ying Zhao, Fanrong Kong and Ying-chun Xu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:709

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    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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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    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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  18. 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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  19. 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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    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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