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  1. Content type: Research article

    TB outbreaking in schools is extremely complex, and presents a major challenge for public health. Understanding the knowledge, attitudes and practices among student TB patients in such settings is fundamental ...

    Authors: Yahui Fan, Shaoru Zhang, Yan Li, Yuelu Li, Tianhua Zhang, Weiping Liu and Hualin Jiang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:213

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    Co-infection with HIV negatively impacts the progression of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, including causing rapid progression to liver fibrosis. Sub-Saharan Africa represents arguably the most imp...

    Authors: Tongai Gibson Maponga, Monique I. Andersson, Christoffel J. van Rensburg, Joop E. Arends, Jantjie Taljaard, Wolfgang Preiser and Richard H. Glashoff

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:214

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major challenge for global health care. Pharmacists play a key role in the health care setting to help support the quality use of medicines. The education, training, and exp...

    Authors: M. H. F. Sakeena, Alexandra A. Bennett, Shazia Jamshed, Fahim Mohamed, Dilanthi R. Herath, Indika Gawarammana and Andrew J. McLachlan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:209

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Angiocentric lymph proliferative disorder (ALPD) is a granulomatous lymphoproliferative condition associated with various primary and secondary immunodeficiency states. ALPD is so rare that its prevalence has ...

    Authors: Cecilia T. Costiniuk, Jason Karamchandani, Ali Bessissow, Jean-Pierre Routy, Jason Szabo and Charles Frenette

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:210

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  5. Content type: Research article

    This study investigates the barriers and facilitators of the use of antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections by general practitioners (GPs) in Germany.

    Authors: Florian Salm, Sandra Schneider, Katja Schmücker, Inga Petruschke, Tobias S. Kramer, Regina Hanke, Christin Schröder, Christoph Heintze, Ulrich Schwantes, Petra Gastmeier and Jochen Gensichen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:208

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The nexus between resistance determinants, plasmid type, and clonality appears to play a crucial role in the dissemination and survival of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP). The incidence of infec...

    Authors: Taher uz Zaman, Maha Alrodayyan, Maha Albladi, Mohammed Aldrees, Mohammed Ismail Siddique, Sameera Aljohani and Hanan H. Balkhy

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:205

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing is an important method in cervical cancer screening. However, the studies on prevalence and genotype distribution of HPV among women in northeastern Guangdong Province of...

    Authors: Pingsen Zhao, Sudong Liu, Zhixiong Zhong, Jingyuan Hou, Lifang Lin, Ruiqiang Weng, Luxian Su, Nanxiang Lei, Tao Hou and Haikun Yang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:204

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal colonization by pathogenic bacteria is a risk factor for infection, and contributes to environmental contamination and disease dissemination. Alteration of gut microbiota also plays a pivotal role i...

    Authors: Danfeng Dong, Qi Ni, Chen Wang, Lihua Zhang, Zhen Li, Cen Jiang, EnqiangMao and Yibing Peng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:207

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The front line molecules from filarial worms and other nematodes or helminthes are their Excretory-Secretory (ES) products. Their interaction with the host cells, proteins and immune system accounts for the sk...

    Authors: Djafsia Boursou, Dieudonné Ndjonka, Albert Eisenbarth, Kingsley Manchang, Archille Paguem, Nancy Ngwafu Ngwasiri, Jacqueline Dikti Vildina, Babette Abanda, Ralf Krumkamp, Silke van Hoorn, Alfons Renz, Mbunkah Daniel Achukwi, Eva Liebau and Norbert W. Brattig

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:200

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Information on the incubation period and period of infectiousness or shedding of infectious pathogens is critical for management and control of communicable diseases in schools and other childcare settings.

    Authors: Ida Czumbel, Chantal Quinten, Pierluigi Lopalco and Jan C. Semenza

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:199

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  11. Content type: Research article

    India plans to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2025, and has identified screening and prevention as key activities. Household contacts (HHCs) of index TB cases are a high-risk population that would benefit from...

    Authors: Andrea DeLuca, Gauri Dhumal, Mandar Paradkar, Nishi Suryavanshi, Vidya Mave, Rewa Kohli, Shri Vijay Bala Yogendra Shivakumar, Vidula Hulyolkar, Archana Gaikwad, Ashwini Nangude, Geeta Pardeshi, Dileep Kadam and Amita Gupta

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:202

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Benefits using the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in adults are controversial. This study investigated clinical effectiveness of PCV13 vaccination in preventing hospitalisation from pneumonia...

    Authors: Angel Vila-Corcoles, Olga Ochoa-Gondar, Cinta de Diego, Eva Satue, María Aragón, Angel Vila-Rovira, Frederic Gomez-Bertomeu, Ramon Magarolas, Enric Figuerola-Massana, Xavier Raga, Mar O. Perez and Frederic Ballester

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:196

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  13. Content type: Research article

    HIV has the most serious effects in Sub-Saharan African countries as compared to countries in other parts of the world. As part of these countries, Ethiopia has been affected significantly by the disease, and ...

    Authors: Awoke Seyoum Tegegne, Principal Ndlovu and Temesgen Zewotir

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:197

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  14. Content type: Research article

    To understand the impact of weather on infectious diseases, information on weather parameters at patient locations is needed, but this is not always accessible due to confidentiality or data availability. Weat...

    Authors: Abdelmajid Djennad, Giovanni Lo Iacono, Christophe Sarran, Lora E. Fleming, Anthony Kessel, Andy Haines and Gordon L. Nichols

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:198

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) causes a wide range of infectious diseases in human and animals. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains demands novel strategies for prophylactic vaccine development. In t...

    Authors: Chen Xu, Bao-zhong Zhang, Qiubin Lin, Jian Deng, Bin Yu, Smriti Arya, Kwok-Yung Yuen and Jian-Dong Huang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:195

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Invasive candidiasis differs greatly between children and neonates. We aimed to investigate the different therapeutic approaches and their effects on treatment outcomes of these two groups.

    Authors: Jen-Fu Hsu, Mei-Yin Lai, Chiang-Wen Lee, Shih-Ming Chu, I-Hsyuan Wu, Hsuan-Rong Huang, I-Ta Lee, Ming-Chou Chiang, Ren-Huei Fu and Ming-Horng Tsai

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:194

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Limited information exists on the clinical characteristics predictive of mortality in patients aged ≥65 years in many countries. The impact of adherence to current antimicrobial guidelines on the mortality of ...

    Authors: Xiudi Han, Fei Zhou, Hui Li, Xiqian Xing, Liang Chen, Yimin Wang, Chunxiao Zhang, Xuedong Liu, Lijun Suo, Jinxiang Wang, Guohua Yu, Guangqiang Wang, Xuexin Yao, Hongxia Yu, Lei Wang, Meng Liu…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:192

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) treatment is of great challenge due to increased antibiotic resistance. The burden of H. pylori antibiotic resistance in Africa is high with unclear information regarding ...

    Authors: Hyasinta Jaka, Jee Ah. Rhee, Linda Östlundh, Luke Smart, Robert Peck, Andreas Mueller, Christa Kasang and Stephen E. Mshana

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:193

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are preferred for treatment of adult HIV-positive patients co-infected with tuberculosis (HIV/TB). Few studies have compared outcomes among HIV/TB patients...

    Authors: Yanink Caro-Vega, Anna Schultze, Anne Marie W. Efsen, Frank A. Post, Alexander Panteleev, Aliaksandr Skrahin, Jose M. Miro, Enrico Girardi, Daria N. Podlekareva, Jens D. Lundgren, Juan Sierra-Madero, Javier Toibaro, Jaime Andrade-Villanueva, Simona Tetradov, Jan Fehr, Joan Caylà…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:191

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) disease (CAEBV) is defined as a severe, progressive lymphoproliferative disorder associated with active EBV infection persisting longer than 6 months and developing in p...

    Authors: Jacek Roliński, Ewelina Grywalska, Aleksandra Pyzik, Michał Dzik, Violetta Opoka-Winiarska, Agata Surdacka, Maciej Maj, Franciszek Burdan, Michał Pirożyński, Piotr Grabarczyk and Elżbieta Starosławska

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:190

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  21. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the predictive value of analytical markers of full blood count that can be assessed in the emergency department for HIV infected patients, with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

    Authors: S. Camon, C. Quiros, N. Saubi, A. Moreno, M. A. Marcos, Y. Eto, S. Rofael, E. Monclus, J. Brown, T. D. McHugh, J. Mallolas and R. Perello

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:189

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Candida bloodstream infections carry a significant mortality risk, justifying the importance of adequate antifungal therapy. This study describes trends in antifungal consumption using the Defined Daily Dose (...

    Authors: Tatiana Aporta Marins, Alexandre R. Marra, Michael B. Edmond, Marines Dalla Valle Martino, Paula Kiyomi Onaga Yokota, Ana Carolina Cintra Nunes Mafra and Marcelino Souza Durão Junior

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2018 18:187

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