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  1. The Coronavirus Infectious Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has continuously affected human life with several devastating effects. Currently, there are effective vaccines to protect people from COVID‐19 and th...

    Authors: Seth Amponsah-Tabi, Rex Djokoto, Stephen Opoku, Ebenezer Senu, Derrick Kyei Boakye, Wisdom Klutse Azanu, Frank Ankobea-Kokroe, Gerald Owusu-Asubonteng, Richard Owusu Ansah, Emmanuel Owusu, Emmanuel Ackah-Avoh, Afia Agyapomaa Kwayie, Eric Appiah Boateng, Richard Pul Azavil and Frederick Ennin
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:60
  2. This study aimed to facilitate the understanding of the transmission route and risk factors that might contribute to the infection of Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV) among men who have sex with ...

    Authors: Yi Li, Xingcan Zhang, Yue Zhang, Minqi Wei, Sijie Tao and Ying Yang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:59
  3. Disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection usually occurs in immunodeficient patients, such as those with human immunodeficiency virus infection and idiopathic CD4 lymphopenia. However, dissemin...

    Authors: Ryo Goto, Seiji Shiota, Ryo Kaimori, Noboru Horinouchi, Rie Utsunomiya Nishimizu, Kyoko Yamamoto and Eishi Miyazaki
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:58
  4. Cisgender (cis) Black women in the USA are more likely to become HIV positive during their lifetime than other women. We developed and implemented a behavioral intervention, Increasing PrEP (iPrEP), the first ...

    Authors: Mandy J. Hill, Angela M. Heads, Robert Suchting and Angela L. Stotts
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:57
  5. The introduction of PCV13 to the Malawi infant immunization schedule in 2011 has been associated with reduced disease from Streptococcus pneumoniae. Improved understanding of serotypes with high invasive potentia...

    Authors: Amir Kirolos, Todd D. Swarthout, Andrew A. Mataya, Farouck Bonomali, Comfort Brown, Jacquline Msefula, Naor Bar-Zeev, Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, Maaike Alaerts, Sithembile Bilima, Robert S. Heyderman and Neil French
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:56
  6. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the cerebral parenchyma manifested by acute symptoms such as fever, headaches, and other neurological disorders. Its etiology is mostly viral, with herpes simplex virus being...

    Authors: Natalie Duran Rocha, Sara Kvitko de Moura, Gabriel Aude Bueno da Silva, Rita Mattiello and Douglas Kazutoshi Sato
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:55
  7. Post-COronaVIrus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) conditions (PCC) include multiple symptoms afflicting different organs and systems. To evaluate the frequency and type of them, we described our multidisciplinary appro...

    Authors: Nicola Squillace, Viola Cogliandro, Emanuela Rossi, Giuseppe Bellelli, Matteo Pozzi, Fabrizio Luppi, Maddalena Lettino, Maria Grazia Strepparava, Carlo Ferrarese, Ester Pollastri, Elena Ricci and Paolo Bonfanti
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:54
  8. The effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) on mortality was preliminarily explored through the comparison of ACEIs/ARBs with non-ACEIs/ARBs in patients ...

    Authors: Qi Liu, Wei Fu, Chang-ju Zhu, Zi-heng Ding, Bin-bin Dong, Bao-qing Sun and Rong-chang Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:53
  9. Liver-associated complications still frequently lead to mortality in people with HIV (PWH), even though combined antiretroviral treatment (cART) has significantly improved overall survival. The quantification ...

    Authors: Leona Dold, Mette J. Nielsen, Michael Praktiknjo, Carolynne Schwarze-Zander, Christoph Boesecke, Jan-Christian Wasmuth, Jenny Bischoff, Jürgen Kurt Rockstroh, Morten A. Karsdal, Ulrich Spengler, Jonel Trebicka, Christian P. Strassburg, Diana J. Leeming and Bettina Langhans
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:52
  10. Around the world, policymakers have clearly communicated that COVID-19 vaccination programs need to be accepted by a large proportion of the population to allow life return to normal. However, according to the...

    Authors: Mark Skidmore
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:51
  11. Nannizziopsis is a genus of fungi with several known cases in reptiles of pyogranulomatous infections at cutaneous and musculoskeletal level, of rapid and fatal evolution. There are few cases of this genus descri...

    Authors: Nicolás Jiménez-García, Fernando Fernández Sánchez, Celeste María Guillén Rodríguez, María del Mar Castilla Castellano and Alfonso Del Arco Jiménez
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:50
  12. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are the major public health problem globally, affecting millions of people every day. The burden is high in the Sub-Saharan region, including Ethiopia. Besides, there is ...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Kebede Kassaw, Tesfahun Melese Yilma, Yakub Sebastian, Abraham Yeneneh Birhanu, Mequannent Sharew Melaku and Sebwedin Surur Jemal
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:49
  13. Increased folic acid has been found to be latently protective against gynecological infection, including several kinds of vaginosis. In this study, we laid emphasis on whether RBC (Red Blood Cell) folate was a...

    Authors: Wan-Zhe Liao, Zhi-Yi Zhou, Jun-Hao Mao, Zi-Xun Wang, Yi-Ming Hu, Yong-Fu Lou, Qiao-Rui Zheng and Xu-Guang Guo
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:48
  14. To support proactive care during the coronavirus pandemic, a digital COVID-19 symptom tracker was deployed in Greater Manchester (UK) care homes. This study aimed to understand what factors were associated wit...

    Authors: Akbar Ullah, William Whittaker, Fay Bradley, Pauline A. Nelson, Dawn Dowding, Marcello Morciano and Nicky Cullum
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:47
  15. Sepsis is one of the most important problems to be addressed in pediatrics, characterized by insidious onset, rapid progression, and high rates of severe infection and even mortality. Biomarkers with high sens...

    Authors: Li Wang, Xinyi Cha, Zhongxiao Zhang and Jihong Qian
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:46
  16. Bacterial meningitis (BM) causes significant morbidity and mortality. We investigated predisposing factors, clinical characteristics, spectrum of etiological bacteria, and clinical outcome of community-acquire...

    Authors: Sakke Niemelä, Laura Lempinen, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Jarmo Oksi and Jussi Jero
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:45
  17. Authors: Joseph Baruch Baluku, David Mukasa, Felix Bongomin, Anna M. Stadelman, Edwin Nuwagira, Sabine Haller, Kauthrah Ntabadde and Stavia Turyahabwe
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:44

    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2021 21:1093

  18. Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis is a human pathogen causing severe invasive infections. Detailed information on S. dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis bacteremia and especially of predisposing facto...

    Authors: Viivi Nevanlinna, Reetta Huttunen, Janne Aittoniemi, Tiina Luukkaala and Sari Rantala
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:43
  19. Coronavirus disease 2019 is a type of acute infectious pneumonia and frequently confused with influenza since the initial symptoms. When the virus colonized the patient's mouth, it will cause changes of the or...

    Authors: Shengli Ma, Lijun Yang, Hui Li, Xinghe Chen, Xiaoyu Lin, Wenyu Ge, Yindong Wang, Liping Sun, Guiping Zhao, Bing Wang, Zheng Wang, Meng Wu, Xin Lu, Muhammad Luqman Akhtar, Depeng Yang, Yan Bai…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:42
  20. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate both the four-year prevalence trend of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in a large tertiary hospital and the trend regarding the prevalence of HAIs following...

    Authors: Rong Rong, Lanxi Lin, Yongjie Yang, Shumin Zhao, Ruiling Guo, Junpeng Ye, Xinghua Zhu, Qiong Wen and Dayue Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:41
  21. QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus) is an important test that has emerged in recent years for detecting TB infection. We conducted a review to compare the sensitivity, specificity and positive rate of QFT-Plus...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Guozhong Zhou, Wei Shi, Weili Shi, Meijun Hu, Defu Kong, Rong Long, Jian He and Nan Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:40
  22. The rapidly growing area of sequencing technologies, and more specifically bacterial whole-genome sequencing, could offer applications in clinical microbiology, including species identification of bacteria, pr...

    Authors: Mahnaz Irani Shemirani, Diana Tilevik, Andreas Tilevik, Sanja Jurcevic, Dimitrios Arnellos, Helena Enroth and Anna-Karin Pernestig
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:39
  23. Preventive therapy of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is an important component of tuberculosis (TB) control. Research on acceptance of TB preventive therapy (TPT) is an important topic. Current studies f...

    Authors: Yemin Yuan, Jin Jin, Xiuli Bi, Hong Geng, Shixue Li and Chengchao Zhou
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:38
  24. Acute and early HIV (AEH) infection is characterized by a high viral load and infectivity. Approximately 50% of cases of HIV-1 transmission occur during AEH. Understanding sexual behaviour trajectories would b...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Wang, Tiantian Zhang, Qinxue Chang, Chun Wang, Keyun Wang, Zeyang Yu, Honglu Zhang, Huijie Huang, Desheng Song, Elissa Peixoto, Jie Yang, Changping Li, Zhuang Cui, Yuanyuan Liu and Jun Ma
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:37
  25. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is affecting half of the globe. It is considered a main causative organism of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, and different gastric maliganacies. It has been also correlat...

    Authors: Ahmed Kamal, Ramy Mohamed Ghazy, Dalia Sherief, Aliaa Ismail and Walid Ismail Ellakany
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:36
  26. Research on the immune response to inactivated COVID-19 vaccination among people living with HIV (PLWH) is limited, especially among those with low CD4+ T lymphocyte (CD4 cell) count. This prospective cohort s...

    Authors: Songjie Wu, Shi Zou, Fangzhao Ming, Mengmeng Wu, Wei Guo, Zhongyuan Xing, Zhiyue Zhang, Jinli Liu, Weiming Tang and Ke Liang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:34
  27. With ~ 50 million individuals suffering from post-COVID condition (PCC), low health related quality of life (HRQoL) is a vast problem. Common symptoms of PCC, that persists 3 months from the onset of COVID-19 ...

    Authors: Anders Kjellberg, Adrian Hassler, Emil Boström, Sara El Gharbi, Sarah Al-Ezerjawi, Jan Kowalski, Kenny A. Rodriguez-Wallberg, Judith Bruchfeld, Marcus Ståhlberg, Malin Nygren-Bonnier, Michael Runold and Peter Lindholm
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:33
  28. Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis lung disease (MTB-LD) have similar clinical characteristics. Therefore, NTM-LD is sometimes incorrectly diagnosed with MTB-LD and ...

    Authors: Minwoo Park, Youjin Lee, Sangil Kim, Young-Jin Kim, Shin Young Kim, Yeongsic Kim and Hyun-Min Kim
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:32
  29. Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection (cCMV) can cause sensorineural hearing loss and neurodevelopmental disabilities in children. Oral valganciclovir (VGCV) therapy has been reported to improve long-term...

    Authors: Yuka Torii, Ichiro Morioka, Yasumasa Kakei, Kazumichi Fujioka, Yu Kakimoto, Naoto Takahashi, Tetsushi Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki Moriuchi, Akira Oka and Yoshinori Ito
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:31
  30. The Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial (ProACT) found provision of a procalcitonin antibiotic prescribing guideline to hospital-based clinicians did not reduce antibiotic use. Possible reasons include cl...

    Authors: Brian E. Malley, Jonathan G. Yabes, Elizabeth Gimbel, Chung-Chou H. Chang, Donald M. Yealy, Michael J. Fine, Derek C. Angus and David T. Huang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:30
  31. Broad and specific causes of adult mortalities are often neglected indicators of wellbeing in low-income countries like Ethiopia due to lack of strong vital statistics. Thus, this database study aimed to asses...

    Authors: Gebrekiros Gebremichael Meles, Gistane Ayele, Befikadu Tariku Gutema, Mekides Kondale, Zerihun Zerdo, Behailu Merdekios, Tsegaye Tsalla, Mesfin Kote, Alazar Baharu, Alemayehu Bekele, Feleke Gebremeskel, Mulugeta Shegaze and Teklemariam Gultie
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:29
  32. The distribution of the duration that clinical cases of COVID-19 occupy hospital beds (the ‘length of stay’) is a key factor in determining how incident caseloads translate into health system burden. Robust es...

    Authors: Ruarai J. Tobin, James G. Wood, Duleepa Jayasundara, Grant Sara, Camelia R. Walker, Genevieve E. Martin, James M. McCaw, Freya M. Shearer and David J. Price
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:28
  33. Understanding the perception and practices of ophthalmologists for trachoma is important to develop interventions aimed at disease elimination in Egypt. The survey investigated: (1) the views and practice patt...

    Authors: Yassin Nayel, Matilda Taylor, Ahmed S. Montasser, Mohamed Elsherif and Mostafa M. Diab
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:27
  34. Mycolicibacter kumamotonensis is a slowly growing, non-chromogenic non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) that was initially distinguished from the M. terrae complex in 2006. Since then it has been rarely reported as...

    Authors: Maxwell D. Weidmann, Yuexiu Wu, Fann Wu, Dhrupa D. Hapani, Daniel A. Green, Justin G. Aaron and Gregory J. Berry
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:26
  35. The ongoing coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has emerged and caused multiple pandemic waves in the following six countries: India, Indonesia, Nepal, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Some of the countries ...

    Authors: Boqiang Chen, Yanji Zhao, Zhen Jin, Daihai He and Huaichen Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:25
  36. Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae), remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. The objective of this study was to determine the trends of invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) in adult and e...

    Authors: Néhémie Nzoyikorera, Idrissa Diawara, Mostafa Katfy, Khalid Katfy, Fakhreddine Maaloum, Joseph Nyandwi, Houria Belabbes, Naima Elmdaghri and Khalid Zerouali
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:24
  37. At present, the pathogenesis of post-treatment Lyme disease (PTLDS) is not clear, so the treatment scheme of PTLDS, especially antibiotic treatment, is still controversial. This study aims to evaluate the effi...

    Authors: Xiaoqian Zhang, Yuwei Jiang, Yihan Chen, Jiaru Yang, Xiaoqi Zhang, Lu Xing, Aihua Liu and Fukai Bao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:22
  38. Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASP) consider DOT a fundamental measure to quantify the impact of ASP. Novel strategies have been described, but no endemic channels (EC) have been reported to com...

    Authors: Juan Pablo Londoño-Ruiz, Ivan Felipe Gutierrez-Tobar, Naddya Lheidy Bermúdez-Bohórquez and Andrea Esperanza Rodríguez
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:21
  39. Tuberculosis (TB) in prisons usually occurs at higher rates than in the general population, especially in developing countries. TB has been reported as the most common cause of death among prisoners. Studies h...

    Authors: Aline Ferreira Placeres, Débora de Almeida Soares, Felipe Mendes Delpino, Heriederson Sávio Dias Moura, Alessandro Rolim Scholze, Márcio Souza dos Santos, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio and Inês Fronteira
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:20
  40. As the COVID-19 pandemic strains healthcare systems worldwide, finding predictive markers of severe courses remains urgent. Most research so far was limited to selective questions hindering general assumptions...

    Authors: Jan Nikolaus Lieberum, Sandra Kaiser, Johannes Kalbhenn, Hartmut Bürkle and Nils Schallner
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:19
  41. Mexico ranks fifth worldwide in the number of deaths due to COVID-19. Identifying risk markers through easily accessible clinical data could help in the initial triage of COVID-19 patients and anticipate a fat...

    Authors: Mariano Rojas-García, Blanca Vázquez, Kirvis Torres-Poveda and Vicente Madrid-Marina
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:18
  42. Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in people with HIV. The detection of subclinical atherosclerosis through vascular ultrasound allows us to identify patients at an increased ri...

    Authors: Julia Fernández Soto, Manuel J. Romero-Jiménez, José Carlos Alarcón García, Elena Bonet Estruch, José Luís Sánchez Ramos and Miguel Ángel Castaño López
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:17
  43. To evaluate drug use (alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other drugs) and its association with mean CD4/CD8 T cell count ratio, a marker of chronic inflammation, in virally suppressed people living with HIV-1 (PLW...

    Authors: Sophie Devos, Fabrice Bonnet, Mojgan Hessamfar, Didier Neau, Marc-Olivier Vareil, Olivier Leleux, Charles Cazanave, Nicolas Rouanes, Pierre Duffau, Estibaliz Lazaro, François Dabis, Linda Wittkop and Diana Barger
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:16
  44. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) represents a major public health concern, with an ongoing need for new effective treatments. Bedaquiline is an oral diarylquinoline that has shown encouraging treatmen...

    Authors: Tae Sun Shim, Helen Pai, JeongHa Mok, Seung Heon Lee, Yong-Soo Kwon, Jae Chol Choi, JaeSeok Park, Eileen Birmingham, Gary Mao, Lori Alquier, Kourtney Davis, Florence Thoret-Bauchet, Ji Hyun Kim, Hyeongyeong Kim and Nyasha Bakare
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:15
  45. Understanding the proportion of patients with COVID-19 who have respiratory bacterial co-infections and the responsible pathogens is important for managing COVID-19 effectively while ensuring responsible antib...

    Authors: Maria Calderon, Grace Gysin, Akash Gujjar, Ashleigh McMaster, Lisa King, Daniel Comandé, Ewan Hunter and Brendan Payne
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:14

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