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  1. Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is a common procedure in orthopedic practice. Infections are uncommon complications of this procedure with an incidence rate of 0,01% - 3,4%. Staphylococcus spp are the predomina...

    Authors: Giovanni Balato, Tiziana Ascione, Paolino Iorio, Cristiano De Franco, Vincenzo De Matteo, Alessio D’Addona, Nicola Tammaro and Achille Pellegrino

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:887

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Trachoma, caused by Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading infectious cause of blindness. It is transmitted via personal contact with infected ocular and nasal secretions by hands, fomites and eye- seeking flies. A...

    Authors: Endale WoldeKidan, Deresse Daka, Deresse Legesse, Tariku Laelago and Bealu Betebo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:886

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a tick-borne infection that has recently emerged. This infectious disease is due to the transfer of SFTS virus (SFTSV) from the infected blood of animals t...

    Authors: Osamu Imataki, Makiko Uemura and Hisashi Masugata

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:885

    Content type: Case report

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  4. We recently conducted a serosurvey of newly arrived workers in Taiwan from four Southeast Asian countries which revealed that 1% of the migrant workers had laboratory-confirmed recent Zika virus (ZIKV) infecti...

    Authors: Yu-Wen Chien, Tzu-Chuan Ho, Pei-Wen Huang, Nai-Ying Ko, Wen-Chien Ko and Guey Chuen Perng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:884

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Penicillin G Benzathine (PGB) is the cornerstone of syphilis treatment. However, its intramuscular (IM) administration is associated with pain at the site of injection. The dilution of PGB with local anestheti...

    Authors: Vicente Estrada, Eva Santiago, Inmaculada Cabezas, Juan Luis Cotano, Juan Carlos Carrió, Manuel Fuentes-Ferrer, Mar Vera, Oskar Ayerdi, Carmen Rodríguez, Laura López, Noemí Cabello, María José Núñez, Teresa Puerta, Iñigo Sagastagoitia and Jorge Del Romero

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:883

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) requires lengthy use of second-line drugs, burdened by many side effects. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) chronic infection increases risk of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) ...

    Authors: Maria Musso, Silvia Mosti, Gina Gualano, Paola Mencarini, Rocco Urso, Piero Ghirga, Alessia Rianda, Franca Del Nonno, Delia Goletti and Fabrizio Palmieri

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:882

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Bendamustine, used for the treatment of indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, is known to cause prolonged myelosuppression and lymphocytopenia and has been associated with the ...

    Authors: Andrea Cona, Daniele Tesoro, Margherita Chiamenti, Esther Merlini, Daris Ferrari, Antonio Marti, Carla Codecà, Giuseppe Ancona, Camilla Tincati, Antonella d’Arminio Monforte and Giulia Marchetti

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:881

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Antibiotic resistance is a leading cause of treatment failure in Helicobacter pylori infection. In Africa, there are very little data concerning the susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori isolates to antibiotics. ...

    Authors: Laure Brigitte Kouitcheu Mabeku, Bertrand Eyoum Bille, Cromwell Tepap Zemnou, Lionel Danny Tali Nguefack and Hubert Leundji

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:880

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In Yemen, the underlying causes of infectious vaginitis have been neglected. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal cand...

    Authors: Maha Abdul-Aziz, Mohammed A. K. Mahdy, Rashad Abdul-Ghani, Nuha A. Alhilali, Leena K. A. Al-Mujahed, Salma A. Alabsi, Fatima A. M. Al-Shawish, Noura J. M. Alsarari, Wala Bamashmos, Shahad J. H. Abdulwali, Mahdi Al Karawani and Abdullah A. Almikhlafy

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:879

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The purpose of this study was to prospectively investigate the value of real-time ultrasound elastography (RTE) for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis (LF) in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), to correlate...

    Authors: Dedong Huang, Taofa Lin, Shaoyang Wang, Lieyun Cheng, Liping Xie, Youguang Lu, Muxing Chen, Lingling Zhu and Jie Shi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:878

    Content type: Research article

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  11. After publication of the original article [1], we were notified in Table 1 a column should be removed.

    Authors: Deirdre Morley, John S. Lambert, Louise E. Hogan, Cillian De Gascun, Niamh Redmond, Rachel L. Rutishauser, Cassandra Thanh, Erica A. Gibson, Kristen Hobbs, Sonia Bakkour, Michael P. Busch, Jeremy Farrell, Padraig McGetrick and Timothy J. Henrich

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:877

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:815

  12. Blastocystis is one of the most common intestinal protozoa in human faecal samples with uncertain impact on public health. Studies on the prevalence of Blastocystis in HIV-positive patients are limited and dated.

    Authors: Lucia Fontanelli Sulekova, Simona Gabrielli, Federica Furzi, Giovanni Luigi Milardi, Elisa Biliotti, Maurizio De Angelis, Giancarlo Iaiani, Caterina Fimiani, Myriam Maiorano, Simonetta Mattiucci and Gloria Taliani

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:876

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major cause of chronic liver disease globally. Direct acting antivirals (DAAs) have proven effective in curing HCV. However, the current standard of care (SOC) in Botswan...

    Authors: Lynnette Bhebhe, Motswedi Anderson, Sajini Souda, Wonderful T. Choga, Edward Zumbika, Zachary M. Shaver, Tshepiso Mbangiwa, Bonolo B. Phinius, Chabeni C. Banda, Pinkie Melamu, Rosemary M. Musonda, Max Essex, Jason T. Blackard, Sikhulile Moyo and Simani Gaseitsiwe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:875

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Leishmaniasis is an emerging infectious disease. Due to human migration and tourism, visceral leishmaniasis may become more common in non-endemic areas. In the Mediterranean basin, visceral leishmaniasis typic...

    Authors: Iratxe Martinez de Narvajas, Alba Díaz, Octavio Bassegoda, Adriá Carpio, Carla Fuster, María Eugenia Valls, Miriam J. Alvarez-Martínez, Carolina García-Vidal, Alejandro Soriano, José Antonio Martínez and Juan Ambrosioni

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:874

    Content type: Case report

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  15. There have been no reports regarding the molecular characteristics, virulence features, and antibiotic resistance profiles of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) from Hainan, the southernmost province of China.

    Authors: Xuehan Li, Tao Huang, Kai Xu, Chenglin Li and Yirong Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:873

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Drug resistant malaria is a growing concern in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where previous studies indicate that parasites resistant to sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine or chloroquine are spatially clu...

    Authors: Molly Deutsch-Feldman, Ozkan Aydemir, Margaret Carrel, Nicholas F. Brazeau, Samir Bhatt, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Melchior Kashamuka, Antoinette K. Tshefu, Steve M. Taylor, Jonathan J. Juliano, Steven R. Meshnick and Robert Verity

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:872

    Content type: Research article

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  17. On 7th June, 2018, a primary school in Beijing, China notified Shunyi CDC of an outbreak of acute respiratory disease characterized by fever and cough among students and resulting in nine hospitalization cases...

    Authors: Wen-Zeng Zhang, Song-Jian Zhang, Quan-Yi Wang, Yin-Dong Li, Hong-Bo Jing, Guang-Yi Hu and Dan Wu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:871

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Mortality is high among patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. We aimed to determine hospital mortality and the factors associated with it in a cohort of MERS-CoV pati...

    Authors: Abdulrahman Mohammed G. Habib, Mohamed Abd Elghafour Ali, Baha R. Zouaoui, Mustafa Ahmed H. Taha, Bassem Sahsah Mohammed and Nazmus Saquib

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:870

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Pandoraea species is a newly described genus, which is multidrug resistant and difficult to identify. Clinical isolates are mostly cultured from cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. CF is a rare disease in China, which...

    Authors: Chuanzhong Lin, Ning Luo, Qiang Xu, Jianjun Zhang, Mengting Cai, Guanhao Zheng and Ping Yang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:869

    Content type: Case report

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  20. The classic Lemierre’s syndrome refers to a septic thrombosis of the internal jugular vein, usually caused by a Fusobacterium necrophorum infection starting in the oral cavity, and typically complicated by pulmon...

    Authors: Marie-Eva Laurencet, Sarah Rosset--Zufferey and Jacques Schrenzel

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:868

    Content type: Case report

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  21. The therapeutic response of cervical tuberculous lymphadenitis (CTBL) may be delayed or paradoxical, with the frequent development of residual lymph nodes (LNs) during and after antituberculous treatment. We i...

    Authors: Hyeri Seok, Ji Hoon Jeon, Kyung Ho Oh, Hee Kyoung Choi, Won Suk Choi, Young Hen Lee, Hyung Suk Seo, Soon Young Kwon and Dae Won Park

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:867

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:996

  22. Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) remains a burdensome health issue in mainland China. Enterovirus71 (EV-A71) is the main pathogen of severe HFMD. Continuous hemofiltration improves fluid overload, restores ...

    Authors: Chunxia Wang, Yun Cui, Yan Zhu, Fei Wang, Qunfang Rong and Yucai Zhang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:866

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Tuberculosis is an important health concern in Iraq, but limited research has examined the quality of tuberculosis care and the survival of the patients. This study aimed to assess the 12-month survival of tub...

    Authors: Salah Tofik Jalal Balaky, Ahang Hasan Mawlood and Nazar P. Shabila

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:865

    Content type: Research article

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  24. While Legionella is a common cause of pneumonia, extrapulmonary infections like arthritis are scarce. Here, we describe a case of monoarthritis due to Legionella bozemanii, with no history of pneumonia. We provid...

    Authors: Marine Ibranosyan, Laetitia Beraud, Hélène Lemaire, Anne-Gaëlle Ranc, Christophe Ginevra, Sophie Jarraud and Ghislaine Descours

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:864

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) presenting with meningitis causes significant mortality and morbidity. Suppurative complications of serogroup B meningococcal sepsis are rare and necessitate urgent multidi...

    Authors: Ciara O’Connor, Aedin Collins, Eilish Twomey, Conor Hensey, John Caird and Patrick J. Gavin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:863

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL) is a rare clinical disease with relative CD4 deficiency in the absence of HIV infection. The pathogenicity of ICL is poorly understood with an unclear incidence rate in the...

    Authors: Christina S. Thornton, Oscar Larios, Jennifer Grossman, Thomas P. Griener and Steven Vaughan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:862

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Exposure to blacklegged ticks Ixodes scapularis that transmit pathogens is thought to occur peri-domestically. However, the locations where people most frequently encounter infected ticks are not well characteriz...

    Authors: Ilya R. Fischhoff, Sarah E. Bowden, Felicia Keesing and Richard S. Ostfeld

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:861

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:1035

  28. Enhanced surveillance for confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) was introduced in the Netherlands in 2003, in which reference laboratory data (NRLBM) are linked with notification data (OSIRIS...

    Authors: Diederik A. H. Brandwagt, Arie van der Ende, Wilhelmina L. M. Ruijs, Hester E. de Melker and Mirjam J. Knol

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:860

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the infectious diseases with a leading cause of death among adults worldwide. Metformin, a first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, may have potential for tr...

    Authors: Xinyu Yu, Ling Li, Liangtao Xia, Xin Feng, Fan Chen, Shiyi Cao and Xiang Wei

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:859

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Intravenous (IV) zanamivir could be a suitable alternative for the treatment of severe influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection in patients who are unable to take oral or inhaled medication, for example, those on mech...

    Authors: Carlo Torti, Maria Mazzitelli, Federico Longhini, Eugenio Garofalo, Andrea Bruni, Aida Giancotti, Giorgio Settimo Barreca, Angela Quirino, Maria Carla Liberto, Francesca Serapide, Giovanni Matera, Enrico Maria Trecarichi and Paolo Navalesi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:858

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Central venous catheters (CVCs) are necessary for critically ill patients, including those with hematological malignancies. However, CVC insertion is associated with inevitable risks for various adverse events...

    Authors: Osamu Imataki, Mami Shimatani, Yukiko Ohue and Makiko Uemura

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:857

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Following publication of the original article [1]. The authors reported that there is a mistake in Fig. 1: the number of patients in the control group its 449 patients, instead of 455.

    Authors: Annelies W. Mesman, Martin Soto, Julia Coit, Roger Calderon, Juan Aliaga, Nira R. Pollock, Milagros Mendoza, Francisco M. Mestanza, Carlos J. Mendoza, Megan B. Murray, Leonid Lecca, Rebecca Holmberg and Molly F. Franke

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:856

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:563

  33. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases in the Ethiopian highlands and studies on assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice of the community in endemic areas are scanty. The stud...

    Authors: Helina Fikre Tamiru, Yohana James Mashalla, Rezika Mohammed and Gloria Thupayagale Tshweneagae

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:855

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Taenia hydatigena, T. multiceps, T. pisiformis, and Dipylidium caninum are four common large and medium-sized tapeworms parasitizing the small intestine of dogs and other canids. These parasites cause serious imp...

    Authors: Guo-Qiang Zhu, Li Li, John Asekhaen Ohiolei, Yan-Tao Wu, Wen-Hui Li, Nian-Zhang Zhang, Bao-Quan Fu, Hong-Bin Yan and Wan-Zhong Jia

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:854

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Between January 2015 and July 2017, we investigated the frequency of carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) and carbapenem resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) at the Mulago Hospital intensive car...

    Authors: Dickson Aruhomukama, Christine F. Najjuka, Henry Kajumbula, Moses Okee, Gerald Mboowa, Ivan Sserwadda, Richard Mayanja, Moses L. Joloba and David P. Kateete

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:853

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  36. The dual challenge of low diagnostic sensitivity of microscopy test and technical challenge of performing a TB culture test poses a problem for case detection and initiation of Tuberculosis (TB) second-line tr...

    Authors: S. A. Aricha, L. Kingwara, N. W. Mwirigi, L. Chaba, T. Kiptai, J. Wahogo, J. S. Otwabe, P. O. Onyango, M. Karanja, C. Ayieko and S. W. Matu

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:852

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  37. In Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), tuberculosis (TB) prevalence was estimated at 540/100,000 in 2011. Nevertheless, little is known about the genetic characteristics and anti-TB drug resistance of the Myc...

    Authors: Silaphet Somphavong, Jean-Luc Berland, Marie Gauthier, Thi Thuong Vu, Quang Huy Nguyen, Vibol Iem, Phouvang Vongvichit, Donekham Inthavong, Vanthala Akkhavong, Phetsavanh Chanthavilay, Sengaloun Soundala, Inthalaphone Keovichit, Glaucia Paranhos-Baccalà, Phimpha Paboriboune, Thi Van Anh Nguyen and Anne-Laure Bañuls

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:851

    Content type: Research article

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  38. To determine, from October 2010 to October 2018, the epidemiology of Deep Neck Infections (DNIs), regarding the detection, the identification and the susceptibility to antimicrobials of causative microorganism...

    Authors: Despoina Beka, Vasileios A. Lachanas, Stergios Doumas, Stelios Xytsas, Anastasios Kanatas, Efi Petinaki and Charalampos Skoulakis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:850

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Leishmaniasis and malaria are tropical diseases with more than half of the world population at risk of infection resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Co-infection of Leishmaniasis and malaria pose...

    Authors: Pragya Gautam Ghimire, Prasanna Ghimire, Jyoti Adhikari and Anurag Chapagain

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:849

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin plays an important role in the treatment of patients with severe refractory human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated Kaposi sarcoma (KS). High cumulative doses of conventio...

    Authors: Ayaka Ishihara, Shuji Hatakeyama, Jun Suzuki, Yusuke Amano, Teppei Sasahara, Masaki Toshima and Yuji Morisawa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:848

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Salmonella outbreaks in childcare facilities are relatively rare, most often occurring secondary to contaminated food products or poor infection control practices. We report an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul at...

    Authors: Rachel M. Thomson, Hazel J. Henderson and Alison Smith-Palmer

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:847

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Cryptococcal meningitis is most commonly found in HIV-infected patients. In HIV-negative patients, its low incidence can lead to prolonged time to diagnosis. Detailed case reports of chronic cryptococcal menin...

    Authors: Alex Wagemakers, Cornelis Willem Ang, Ferry Hagen, Joost Cornelis Johannes Bot, Marije Kristianne Bomers, Marieke Christine Visser and Karin van Dijk

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:846

    Content type: Case report

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  43. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET) shows great potential for diagnosis and assessing therapeutic response of tuberculous spondylitis. Tuberculous spondylitis required long-term ant....

    Authors: Ikchan Jeon, Eunjung Kong and Sang Woo Kim

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:845

    Content type: Case report

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  44. In settings such as China, where universal implementation of directly observed therapy (DOT) is not feasible, innovative approaches are needed to support patient adherence to TB treatment. The electronic medic...

    Authors: Ni Wang, Hui Zhang, Yang Zhou, Hui Jiang, Bing Dai, Miaomiao Sun, Ying Li, Amelia Kinter and Fei Huang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:844

    Content type: Research article

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  45. HPV test implementation as a primary screening tool has the potential to decrease cervical cancer incidence as shown by several studies around the world. However, in many low-resource settings, the HPV test in...

    Authors: Pedro Surriabre, Andrea Torrico, Tania Vargas, Fuantina Ugarte, Patricia Rodriguez and Véronique Fontaine

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:842

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The purposes of this study were to determine the incidence of central and peripheral venous catheter-related bacteraemias, the relationship between the suspected and final confirmed bacteraemia origins, and th...

    Authors: Jose Manuel Ruiz-Giardin, Iciar Ochoa Chamorro, Laura Velázquez Ríos, Jeronimo Jaqueti Aroca, Maria Isabel García Arata, Juan Víctor SanMartín López and Marta Guerrero Santillán

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:841

    Content type: Research article

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  47. CD40, encoded by TNFRSF5, participates in the survival of B cells, process of antigen presentation and generation of CD8+ T cell memory. It also has an important effect on HCV antiviral immune response. This stud...

    Authors: Ting Tian, Peng Huang, Jingjing Wu, Chunhui Wang, Haozhi Fan, Yun Zhang, Rongbin Yu, Chao Wu, Xueshan Xia, Zuqiang Fu, Jun Li and Ming Yue

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2019 19:840

    Content type: Research article

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