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  1. In 2020, the WHO-approved Molbio Truenat platform and MTB assays to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTB) and resistance to rifampicin directly on sputum specimens. This primary health care center-based...

    Authors: V. N. Leukes, J. Hella, I. Sabi, M. Cossa, C. Khosa, B. Erkosar, C. Mangu, E. Siyame, B. Mtafya, A. Lwilla, S. Viegas, C. Madeira, A. Machiana, J. Ribeiro, A. L. Garcia-Basteiro, F. Riess…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:107
  2. With the widespread use of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is worsening. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy changes of seven antibiotics in the treatment of N....

    Authors: Jiaojiao Zhong, Wenjing Le, Xuechun Li and Xiaohong Su
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:104
  3. Detecting pathogens in pediatric central nervous system infection (CNSI) is still a major challenge in medicine. In addition to conventional diagnostic patterns, metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) s...

    Authors: Sike He, Ying Xiong, Teng Tu, Jiaming Feng, Yu Fu, Xu Hu, Neng Wang and Dapeng Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:103
  4. Lymphoedema is a globally neglected health care problem and a common complication following breast cancer treatment. Lymphoedema is a well-known predisposing factor for cellulitis, but few have investigated th...

    Authors: Ewa Anna Burian, Peter J. Franks, Pinar Borman, Isabelle Quéré, Tonny Karlsmark, Vaughan Keeley, Junko Sugama, Marina Cestari and Christine J. Moffatt
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:102
  5. Anticoagulation is recommended as a standardized therapy for COVID-19 patients according to the WHO guidelines. However, bleeding events have also been reported. Hemorrhage or hematoma was observed in sites in...

    Authors: Sha Sha, Sun Qi and Shi Qindong
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:101
  6. Despite their higher risk of developing severe disease, little is known about the burden of influenza in Portugal in children aged < 5 years old. This study aims to cover this gap by estimating the clinical an...

    Authors: Alberto Caldas Afonso, Catarina Gouveia, Gustavo Januário, Mafalda Carmo, Hugo Lopes, Hélène Bricout, Catarina Gomes and Filipe Froes
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:100
  7. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly infectious disease that poses a significant clinical and medical burden, as well as social disruption and economic costs, recognized by the World Health Organizati...

    Authors: Jorge Mestre-Ferrándiz, Agustín Rivero, Alejandro Orrico-Sánchez, Álvaro Hidalgo, Fernando Abdalla, Isabel Martín, Javier Álvarez, Manuel García-Cenoz, Maria del Carmen Pacheco, María Garcés-Sánchez, Néboa Zozaya and Raúl Ortiz-de-Lejarazu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:99
  8. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a prominent cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Due to the increase in Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, it is ...

    Authors: Jefferson Antonio Buendía, Diana Guerrero Patiño and Andrés Felipe Zuluaga Salazar
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:98
  9. Immunological nonresponders (INRs) living with HIV are at increased risk of co-infection and multiple tumors, with no effective strategy currently available to restore their T-cell immune response. This study ...

    Authors: Chaoyu Chen, Jiangrong Wang, Jingna Xun, Xinyu Zhang, Li Liu, Zichen Song, Renfang Zhang, Jun Chen and Hongzhou Lu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:97
  10. Whether human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) carriers can develop sufficient humoral immunity after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination is unknown.

    Authors: Takuro Kameda, Atae Utsunomiya, Nobuaki Otsuka, Yoko Kubuki, Taisuke Uchida, Kotaro Shide, Ayako Kamiunten, Nobuaki Nakano, Masahito Tokunaga, Takayoshi Miyazono, Yoshikiyo Ito, Kentaro Yonekura, Toshiro Kawakita, Keiichi Akizuki, Yuki Tahira, Masayoshi Karasawa…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:96
  11. Orf virus (ORFV) is the pathogen responsible for Orf, a zoonotic viral infection that can be spread to humans from sheep and goats. Here, we present a case of human Orf complicated by an immune-related reactio...

    Authors: Martina Salvi, Giorgio Tiecco, Luca Rossi, Marina Venturini, Simonetta Battocchio, Francesco Castelli and Eugenia Quiros-Roldan
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:95
  12. In the 2022 mpox-outbreak most patients presented with mild symptoms. Central nervous system (CNS) involvement has previously been described as a rare and severe complication of mpox; however, diagnostic findi...

    Authors: Hansen Karin, Båtshake Ylva, Söderholm Sandra, Pettke Aleksandra, Björkman Per and Sondén Klara
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:94
  13. Recent pandemics have had far-reaching effects on the world’s largest economies and amplified the need to estimate the full extent and range of socioeconomic impacts of infectious diseases outbreaks on multi-s...

    Authors: Ely Zarina Samsudin, Siti Munira Yasin, Nur-Hasanah Ruslan, Nik Nairan Abdullah, Ahmad Faiz Azhari Noor and Ahmad Fitri Abdullah Hair
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:93
  14. With the development of society, pulmonary fungal diseases, represented by pulmonary aspergillosis and pulmonary cryptococcosis, have become increasingly common. However, there is a lack of clear understanding...

    Authors: Xidong Wang, Shaoqiang Li, Mangui Zhu, Ye Qiu, Yilei Hui, Yongming Li, Yangqing Zhan, Yan Wang, Feng Ye and Zhengtu Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:92
  15. Pediatric COVID-19 cases are often mild or asymptomatic, which has complicated estimations of disease burden using existing testing practices. We aimed to determine the age-specific population seropositivity a...

    Authors: Sarah L. Silverberg, Hennady P. Shulha, Brynn McMillan, Guanyuhui He, Amy Lee, Ana Citlali Márquez, Sofia R. Bartlett, Vivek Gill, Bahaa Abu-Raya, Julie A. Bettinger, Adriana Cabrera, Daniel Coombs, Soren Gantt, David M. Goldfarb, Laura Sauvé, Mel Krajden…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:91
  16. In recent decades, the prevalence of antibiotic resistance is increasing in Haemophilus influenzae (Haemophilus influenzae), which poses important challenges to global health. This research offers a comprehensive...

    Authors: Mohammad Abavisani, Masoud Keikha and Mohsen Karbalaei
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:90
  17. In early symptomatic COVID-19 treatment, high dose oral favipiravir did not accelerate viral clearance.

    Authors: Viravarn Luvira, William H. K. Schilling, Podjanee Jittamala, James A. Watson, Simon Boyd, Tanaya Siripoon, Thundon Ngamprasertchai, Pedro J. Almeida, Maneerat Ekkapongpisit, Cintia Cruz, James J. Callery, Shivani Singh, Runch Tuntipaiboontana, Varaporn Kruabkontho, Thatsanun Ngernseng, Jaruwan Tubprasert…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:89
  18. The Omicron wave of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remains the dominant strain worldwide. The studies of nutritional status in geriatric people with COVID-19 Omicron variant are limited. Thus, the aim of ...

    Authors: Xiaohan Gu, Yongchao Guo, Yongmei Shi, Yaxiong Lu, Shihan Yang, Yongmei Jiang, Qianwen Jin and Qing Yun Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:88
  19. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted multiple health services, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing, care, and treatment services, jeopardizing the achievement of the ...

    Authors: David A. Forero-Peña, Fhabián S. Carrión-Nessi, José L. Forero-Peña, Natasha A. Camejo-Ávila, Daniela L. Mendoza-Millán, Óscar D. Omaña-Ávila, Andrea L. Maricuto, Viledy L. Velásquez, Mario D. Mejía-Bernard, Carlis M. Rodriguez-Saavedra, María V. Marcano-Rojas, Yoesmir Contreras, Luis J. Guerra, María F. Alvarado, Martín Carballo, Jocays Caldera…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:87
  20. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) adds to India’s significant economic burden, with pericardial effusion being a potentially fatal complication. This case report highlights the need for early diagnosis and th...

    Authors: Diviya Bharathi Ravikumar, Barath Prashanth Sivasubramanian, Ankur Singla, Rakshaya Venu and Saketh Palasamudram Shekar
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:86
  21. Authors: Guillermo Rodriguez-Nava, Goar Egoryan, Tianyu Dong, Qishuo Zhang, Elise Hyser, Bidhya Poudel, Maria Adriana Yanez-Bello, Daniela Patricia Trelles-Garcia, Chul Won Chung, Bimatshu Pyakuryal, Taraz Imani-Ramos, Valeria Patricia Trelles-Garcia, Daniel Sebastian Bustamante-Soliz and Jonathan J. Stake
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:84

    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2022 22:618

  22. Authors: Xiao Tang, Na Wang, Gang Liu, Hai Tan, Ai-Min Li, Yan-Qiu Gao, Meng-Ying Yao, Na Wang, Hui-Dan Jing, Qing-Guo Di, Liang Chen, Rui Wang, Xu-Yan Li, Ying Li, Xue Yuan, Yu Zhao…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:83

    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2023 23:532

  23. Around 10% of people infected by SARS-COV-2 report symptoms that persist longer than 3 months. Little has been reported about sex differences in symptoms and clustering over time of non-hospitalised patients i...

    Authors: Gemma Torrell, Diana Puente, Constanza Jacques-Aviñó, Lucia A. Carrasco-Ribelles, Concepció Violán, Tomás López-Jiménez, Veronica Royano, Alba Molina Cantón, Laura Medina-Perucha, Israel Rodríguez-Giralt and Anna Berenguera
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:82
  24. The diagnostic assay leveraging multiple reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) could meet the requirements for rapid nucleic acid detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome...

    Authors: Jin Tang, Jie Zhu, Jie Wang, Haiyong Qian, Zengxin Liu, Ru Wang, Qingqing Cai, Yuan Fang and Weifeng Huang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:81
  25. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. The present review was conducted to accumulate evidence on the relationship between cervicovaginal human papillo...

    Authors: Seyedeh Maryam Khalili, Elnaz Haji Rafiei, Marjan Havaei, Leila Alizadeh, Fereshte Ghahremani, Zohreh Keshavarz, Ali Montazeri and Hedyeh Riazi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:80
  26. Pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important cause of morbidity and mortality across all ages, particularly in younger children and older adults. Here, we describe pneumococcal disease ...

    Authors: Saravanan S. R. Sundaramurthy, Kristen E. Allen, Mark A. Fletcher, Kok Fui Liew, Boekhtiar Borhanuddin, Mohammad Ali, Graciela Morales, Bradford Gessner, Jerusha Naidoo and Jo Southern
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:79
  27. Autoantibodies against interferon-γ (IFN-γ) can inhibit IFN-γ-dependent signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 phosphorylation and thus increase the risk of infection with intracellular pathogens, ...

    Authors: Yan Ning, Qingliang Yu, Hanlin Liang, Siyao Wu, Siqiao Liang, Xiaona Liang and Zhiyi He
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:78
  28. Brucellosis poses a significant public health concern. This study explores the spatial and temporal dynamic evolution of human brucellosis in China and analyses the spatial heterogeneity of the influencing fac...

    Authors: Meng Zhang, Xinrui Chen, Qingqing Bu, Bo Tan, Tong Yang, Liyuan Qing, Yunna Wang and Dan Deng
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:76
  29. Hantaan virus (HTNV), Seoul virus (SEOV) and Puumala virus (PUUV) are major serotypes of the Hantavirus, which can cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). The pathophysiology of HFRS in humans is c...

    Authors: Wen-jing Chen, Hong Du, Hai-feng Hu, Jian-qi Lian, Hong Jiang, Jing Li, Yan-ping Chen, Ying Zhang and Ping-zhong Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:75
  30. In the Latin America and Caribbean region, Haiti is one of the countries with the highest rates of HIV. Therefore, this study examined the factors associated with HIV testing among women in Haiti and trends in...

    Authors: Fanor Joseph, David Jean Simon, Vénunyé Claude Kondo Tokpovi, Ann Kiragu, Marie-Reine Ayawavi Sitsope Toudeka and Roodjmie Nazaire
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:74
  31. At some point in their lives, many people will require major heart surgery (MHS). Patients are generally older adults with various risk factors for infection. However, the incidence of infection after MHS is p...

    Authors: Maria Jesús Pérez-Granda, José María Barrio, Gregorio Cuerpo, Maricela Valerio, Patricia Muñoz, Javier Hortal, Angel González Pinto and Emilio Bouza
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:73
  32. To investigate the trends in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients and to assess the longitudinal impact of antiviral therapy on their well-being.

    Authors: Rui Huang, Jia Shang, Hong Chen, Jun Li, Qing Xie, Jiajun Feng, Lai Wei and Huiying Rao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:72
  33. The Episodic Disability Questionnaire (EDQ) is a generic 35-item patient-reported outcome measure of presence, severity and episodic nature of disability. We assessed the measurement properties of the Episodic...

    Authors: Kelly K. O’Brien, Kristine M. Erlandson, Darren A. Brown, Soo Chan Carusone, Jaime H. Vera, Colm Bergin, Lisa Avery, Ahmed M. Bayoumi, Steven E. Hanna, Richard Harding, Patricia Solomon, Natalie St. Clair-Sullivan, Noreen O’Shea, Carolann Murray, Marta Boffito, George Da Silva…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:71
  34. Mixed M. tuberculosis (MTB) infection occurs when one is infected with more than one clonally distinct MTB strain. This form of infection can assist MTB strains to acquire additional mutations, facilitate the spr...

    Authors: Kevin Komakech, Lydia Nakiyingi, Ashab Fred, Beatrice Achan, Moses Joloba, Bruce J. Kirenga and Willy Ssengooba
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:70
  35. Diarrhoeal diseases are common among children in low- and middle-income countries and are major causes of morbidity and mortality. Cryptosporidium and Giardia are considered to be the main parasitic causes of dia...

    Authors: Joseph E. V. Bitilinyu-Bangoh, Samra Riesebosch, Marije Rebel, Paul Chiwaya, Sjoerd P. Verschoor, Wieger P. Voskuijl and Henk D. F. H. Schallig
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:68
  36. MicroRNAs (miR) are small sequence of nucleotides that can affect multiple genes involved in the hepatitis C virus (HCV) life cycle and disease development. The purpose of the present study was to investigate ...

    Authors: Wafaa M. Ezzat, Khalda S. Amr, Salwa Tawfeek, Hassan Elbatae, Eman A. Bayomi, Ahmed Heiba and Yasser Elhosary
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:67
  37. The provincial-level sero-survey was launched to learn the updated seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the general population aged 1–69 years in Chongqing and to assess the risk factors for ...

    Authors: Ning Yao, Yang Liu, Jiawei Xu, Qing Wang, Quanhua Zhou, Yue Wang, Dong Yi and Yazhou Wu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:66
  38. The mortality rate of sepsis-associated liver injury (SALI) is relatively high, but there is currently no authoritative prognostic criterion for the outcome of SALI. Meanwhile, lactate-to-albumin ratio (LAR) h...

    Authors: Xiaona Yi, Dongcai Jin, Shanshan Huang, Zhenye Xie, Meixia Zheng, Fen Zhou and Yuhong Jin
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:65
  39. Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 testing of hospitalised patients began in April-2020, with twice weekly healthcare worker (HCW) testing introduced in November-2020. Guidance recommending asymptomatic testing was withd...

    Authors: Stephanie Evans, Nichola R. Naylor, Tom Fowler, Susan Hopkins and Julie Robotham
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:64
  40. Talaromyces marneffei is endemic to eastern India, Southeast Asia, and Guangdong and Guangxi provinces in China. It is common in immunocompromised individuals, especially in HIV-infected patients.

    Authors: Hui Yang, Ming Liu, Nannan Xu, Lulu Yang, Sai Wen, Shanshan Wang, Chunmei Qu, Ke Xu, Enhua Sun, Wen Cui, Hui Liu and Gang Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:63
  41. Post-surgical spinal infections (pSSIs) are a serious complication of spinal surgeries, with Staphylococcus spp. being one of the most prominent bacteria identified. Optimal antimicrobial therapy for staphylococc...

    Authors: Amélie Lombès, Marie-Paule Fernandez-Gerlinger, Marc Khalifé, Najiby Kassis-Chikhani, Amira Jomli, Jean-Luc Mainardi, David Lebeaux and Marie Dubert
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:62
  42. Predictive models for vector-borne diseases (VBDs) are instrumental to understanding the potential geographic spread of VBDs and therefore serve as useful tools for public health decision-making. However, pred...

    Authors: Mariel Flores Lima, Jacqueline Cotton, Monique Marais and Robert Faggian
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:60
  43. Yersinia enterocolitica is a gram-negative zoonotic bacterial pathogen that is typically transmitted via the fecal-oral route. The most common clinical manifestation of a Y. enterocolitica infection is self-limi...

    Authors: Takehiro Hashimoto, Takaaki Yahiro, Sonoka Takakura, Sakirul Khan, Kazunori Kimitsuki, Kazufumi Hiramatsu and Akira Nishizono
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:59
  44. Up to 20% of COVID-19 patients can suffer COVID-19-related myocardial injury. Elevated cardiac biomarkers, such as hs-cTnT and NT-proBNP, have been related to worse short-term prognosis. However, data on NT-pr...

    Authors: Diana Mojón-Álvarez, Teresa Giralt, José Carreras-Mora, Alicia Calvo-Fernández, Andrea Izquierdo, Cristina Soler, Paula Cabero, Silvia Pérez-Fernández, Beatriz Vaquerizo and Núria Ribas Barquet
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:58
  45. Two oral antivirals (Nirmatrelvir- ritonavir and Azvudine) are widely used in China practice during the Omicron wave of the pandemic. However, little evidence regarding the real-world effectiveness of these tw...

    Authors: Xiaobo Han, Darui Gao, Chenglong Li, Xin Yuan, Junchang Cui, Weiguo Zhao, Fei Xie, Kaifei Wang, Yuhong Liu, Guoxin Muo, Na Xi, Mengli Zheng, Rentao Wang, Kun Xiao, Dahui Zhao, Xinxin Zhang…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:57
  46. Misconceptions and myths are still the bottlenecks for the prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission in developing countries. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of misconception about H...

    Authors: Ali Yimer, Abdul-Aziz Kebede Kassaw, Sebwedin Surur and Endris Mussa
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:54

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