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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: Case report

    Melioidosis, the disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei is endemic in the Northeastern part of Thailand, South-East Asia, and Northern Australia. The pelvic involvement of disease is rare even in an endemic ...

    Authors: Pattaranit Nernsai, Areepan Sophonsritsuk, Srithean Lertvikool, Artit Jinawath and Maria Nina Chitasombat

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:73

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  2. Content type: Research article

    People with diabetes may be at higher risk for acquiring infections through both glucose-dependent and biologic pathways independent of glycemic control. Our aim was to estimate the association between diabete...

    Authors: Waseem Abu-Ashour, Laurie K Twells, James E Valcour and John-Michael Gamble

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:67

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Diarrhea is the leading infectious cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Among bacterial agents, diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) is the major causal agent of childhood diarrhea in developing countries,...

    Authors: Yu Zhou, Xuhui Zhu, Hongyan Hou, Yanfang Lu, Jing Yu, Lie Mao, Liyan Mao and Ziyong Sun

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:63

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  4. Content type: Case report

    In the last decades, probiotics have been widely used as food supplements because of their putative beneficial health effects. They are generally considered safe but rare reports of serious infections caused b...

    Authors: Evangelo Boumis, Alessandro Capone, Vincenzo Galati, Carolina Venditti and Nicola Petrosillo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:65

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that the prognosis of the treatment of methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) with glycopeptides is inferior compared to treatment with β-lactam. However, there are only few studies comparing...

    Authors: Dong Hyun Oh, Jung Ju Kim, Jinnam Kim, Hye Seong, Se Ju Lee, Yong Chan Kim, Eun Jin Kim, In Young Jung, Woo Yong Jeong, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, Sang Hoon Han, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song and June Myung Kim

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:60

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to identify clinical risk factors for antimicrobial resistances and multidrug resistance (MDR) in urinary tract infections (UTI) in an emergency department in order to improve empiric...

    Authors: Sebastian Bischoff, Thomas Walter, Marlis Gerigk, Matthias Ebert and Roger Vogelmann

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:56

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  7. Content type: Research article

    S.aureus is a predominant pathogen that causes infection in critically ill patients, but little information exists regarding the characterization of S. aureus from different sources in burn patients in southeaste...

    Authors: Kaisen Chen, Shirong Lin, Peiqun Li, Qiuyue Song, Dong Luo, Tao Liu, Lingbing Zeng and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:51

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) cause the majority of bloodstream infections in Ghana, however the mode of transmission and source of invasive NTS in Africa are poorly understood. This study compares NTS from wate...

    Authors: Denise Dekker, Ralf Krumkamp, Daniel Eibach, Nimako Sarpong, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, Michael Frimpong, Elina Fechtner, Sven Poppert, Ralf Matthias Hagen, Norbert Georg Schwarz, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Justin Im, Florian Marks, Hagen Frickmann and Jürgen May

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:47

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Transdiaphragmatic extension of pyogenic liver abscess is the rarest cause of pericarditis and pleural empyema. It is a rapidly progressive and highly lethal infection with mortality rates reaching 100% if lef...

    Authors: Eunae Cho, Sang Woo Park, Chung Hwan Jun, Sang Soo Shin, Eun Kyu Park, Kyo Seon Lee, Seon Young Park, Chang Hwan Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Kyu Choi and Jong Sun Rew

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:40

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Eikenella corrodens is one of the HACEK bacteria constituting part of the normal flora of the oropharynx, however, still an uncommon pathogen. We report a case of a large Eikenella corrodens liver abscess with si...

    Authors: Anne Christine Nordholm, Ruth Ottilia Birgitta Vøgg, Henrik Permin and Terese Katzenstein

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:35

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) remains to be one of the most common infectious diseases diagnosed in developing countries. And a widespread use of antibiotics against uropathogens has led to the emergence of an...

    Authors: Wubalem Desta Seifu and Alemayehu Desalegn Gebissa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:30

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Opportunistic infections due to Candida species occur frequently in cancer patients because of their inherent immunosuppression. The aim of the present study was to investigate the epidemiology of yeast species f...

    Authors: Narges Aslani, Ghasem Janbabaei, Mahdi Abastabar, Jacques F. Meis, Mahasti Babaeian, Sadegh Khodavaisy, Teun Boekhout and Hamid Badali

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:24

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Checklists are increasingly used to measure quality of care. Recently we implemented an antibiotic checklist in nine Dutch hospitals and showed that use of the checklist resulted in more appropriate antibiotic...

    Authors: Frederike V. van Daalen, Marlies E. J. L. Hulscher, Cas Minderhoud, Jan M. Prins and Suzanne E. Geerlings

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:16

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in infants in both developed and developing countries. To our knowledge, only a few studies have been reported the clinical features, trea...

    Authors: Xiaoshan Guan, Xiaoping Mu, Wenjing Ji, Chunlei Yuan, Ping He, Lian Zhang, Yanfen Huang, Juan Li, Jianfeng Chen, Huamin Zhong, Shuyin Pang, Nan Tan, Qiulian Deng, Kankan Gao, Yu-Ping Huang, Chien-Yi Chang…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:14

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The defense mechanisms of the urinary tract are attributed mainly to the innate immune system and the urinary tract urothelium which represent the first line of defense against invading pathogens and maintaini...

    Authors: Ibrahim H. Babikir, Elsir A. Abugroun, Naser Eldin Bilal, Abdullah Ali Alghasham, Elmuataz Elmansi Abdalla and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:17

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) is critical for healthcare-associated infections (HAI) with significant regional differences in the resistance rate, but its risk factors and infection trends has not been well studie...

    Authors: Huiping Huang, Borong Chen, Gang Liu, Jing Ran, Xianyu Lian, Xinhua Huang, Nan Wang and Zhengjie Huang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:11

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies on the Burkholderia pseudomallei genetic diversity among clinical isolates from melioidosis-endemic areas have identified genetic factors contributing to differential virulence. Although it has b...

    Authors: Abdel Rahman Zueter, Zaidah Abdul Rahman, Mahmoud Abumarzouq and Azian Harun

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:5

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Longtime follow-up studies on patients with pharyngotonsillitis are rare. We aimed to describe the patterns of new visits for a sore throat, complications and tonsillectomy during 2 years in a cohort of patien...

    Authors: Jon Pallon, Martin Sundqvist and Katarina Hedin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:3

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  19. 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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  20. 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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