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  1. HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are commonly associated. Identifying latent and asymptomatic tuberculosis infection in HIV-positive patients is important in preventing death and morbidity associated with active TB.

    Authors: Meaghan M Kall, Katherine M Coyne, Nigel J Garrett, Aileen E Boyd, Anthony T Ashcroft, Iain Reeves, Jane Anderson and Graham H Bothamley
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:107
  2. Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading cause of invasive infection in young children causing morbidity and mortality. Active surveillance systems of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) are recommended worldwide. ...

    Authors: Enrica Riva, Filippo Salvini, Maria Laura Garlaschi, Giovanni Radaelli and Marcello Giovannini
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:106
  3. Recurrent benign 6th nerve palsy in the paediatric age group is uncommon, but has been described following viral and bacterial infections. It has also been temporally associated with immunization, but has not bee...

    Authors: Daryl R Cheng, Nigel W Crawford, Michael Hayman, Christopher Buckley and Jim P Buttery
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:105
  4. No studies have evaluated the effect of guideline-recommended weight-based dosing on in-hospital mortality of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.

    Authors: Ronald G Hall II, Christopher A Giuliano, Krystal K Haase, Kathleen A Hazlewood, Chistopher R Frei, Nicolas A Forcade, Sara D Brouse, Todd Bell, Roger J Bedimo and Carlos A Alvarez
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:104
  5. Co-infection with hepatitis C (HCV) is very common in human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) infected patients. Although HIV co-infection clearly accelerates progression of HCV-related fibrosis and liver disea...

    Authors: Wenzhen Kang, Yuan Li, Yan Zhuang, Ke Zhao, Dedong Huang and Yongtao Sun
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:102
  6. Thirteen-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) are two recently approved vaccines for the active immunization against Streptococcus pneumoniae causing ...

    Authors: Stephanie R Earnshaw, Cheryl L McDade, Giovanni Zanotti, Raymond A Farkouh and David Strutton
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:101
  7. Current real-time PCR-based HIV-1 viral load (VL) assays allow the detection of residual viraemia in antiretroviral-treated patients. The clinical outcome of HIV1 patients experiencing low-level replication (<...

    Authors: Jean Ruelle, Laurent Debaisieux, Ellen Vancutsem, Annelies De Bel, Marie-Luce Delforge, Denis Piérard and Patrick Goubau
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:100
  8. To ascertain the population rates and proportion of late entry into HIV care, as well as to determine whether such late entry correlates with individual and contextual factors.

    Authors: Alexandre Grangeiro, Maria Mercedes Loureiro Escuder and Julio Cesar Rodrigues Pereira
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:99
  9. While floods can potentially increase the transmission of dengue, only few studies have reported the association of dengue epidemics with flooding. We estimated the effects of river levels and rainfall on the ...

    Authors: Masahiro Hashizume, Ashraf M Dewan, Toshihiko Sunahara, M Ziaur Rahman and Taro Yamamoto
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:98
  10. Increasing our understanding of the factors affecting the severity of the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic in different regions of the world could lead to improved clinical practice and mitigation strategies for...

    Authors: Gerardo Chowell, Cécile Viboud, Lone Simonsen, Mark A Miller, Santiago Echevarría-Zuno, Margot González-León and Víctor H Borja Aburto
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:97
  11. Presently, tuberculosis (TB) poses a global threat to human health. The development of reliable laboratory tools is vital to the diagnosis and treatment of TB. MPT64, a protein secreted by Mycobacterium tuberculo...

    Authors: Changtai Zhu, Jinming Liu, Yang Ling, Hua Yang, Zhonghua Liu, Ruijuan Zheng, Lianhua Qin and Zhongyi Hu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:96

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:430

  12. The objective of this literature review was to determine whether crowding in the home is associated with an increased risk of severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease in children younger than 5 years.

    Authors: Ann D Colosia, Anthony Masaquel, Caroline Breese Hall, Amy M Barrett, Parthiv J Mahadevia and Ram Yogev
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:95
  13. With ageing of the HIV-infected population, long-term exposure to treatment, varying adherence, emerging resistance and complications to therapies, effectiveness of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)...

    Authors: Mathias Altmann, Matthias an der Heiden, Ramona Scheufele, Katrin Hartmann, Claudia Houareau, Barbara Bartmeyer and Osamah Hamouda
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:94
  14. Since 2003 to 06 Jan 2012, the number of laboratory confirmed human cases of infection with avian influenza in China was 41 and 27 were fatal. However, the official estimate of the H5N1 case-fatality rate has ...

    Authors: Xiang Huo, Rongqiang Zu, Xian Qi, Yuanfang Qin, Liang Li, Fenyang Tang, Zhibin Hu and Fengcai Zhu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:93
  15. Commensal bacteria represent an important reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes. Few community-based studies of antibiotic resistance in commensal bacteria have been conducted in Southeast Asia. We investig...

    Authors: Oliver James Dyar, Nguyen Quynh Hoa, Nguyen V Trung, Ho D Phuc, Mattias Larsson, Nguyen TK Chuc and Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:92
  16. The present study aimed to investigate the genetic polymorphisms in exon 4 of the NOD2 gene in tuberculosis patients and healthy controls, in order to clarify whether polymorphisms in the NOD2 gene is associated ...

    Authors: Mengyuan Zhao, Feng Jiang, Wanjiang Zhang, Fujian Li, Liliang Wei, Jiyan Liu, Yun Xue, Xiling Deng, Fang Wu, Le Zhang, Xing Zhang, Yuxiang Zhang, Dapeng Fan, Xiaojun Sun, Tingting Jiang and Ji-Cheng Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:91
  17. Several biomarkers and prognostic scores have been evaluated to predict prognosis in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Optimal risk stratification remains to be evaluated. The aim of this study was to evalua...

    Authors: Martin Kolditz, Gert Höffken, Peter Martus, Gernot Rohde, Hartwig Schütte, Robert Bals, Norbert Suttorp and Mathias W Pletz
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:90

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