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  1. Immunosuppression is a leading cause of septic death. Therefore, it is necessary to search for biomarkers that can evaluate the immune status of patients with sepsis. We assessed the diagnostic and prognostic ...

    Authors: Juanjuan Cui, Wen Cai, Jing Lin, Li Zhang, Youhan Miao, Ying Xu and Weifeng Zhao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:399
  2. This study aims to explore the potential of utilizing the expression levels of cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2), μ-opioid receptor (MOR), MCP-1, IL-17, IFN-γ, and osteopontin as predictors for the severity of SARS...

    Authors: Masoumeh Tavakoli-Yaraki, Aida Abbasi, Fatemeh Nejat Pishkenari, Saeed Baranipour, Alireza Jahangirifard, Seyed Bashir Mirtajani, Zahra Noorani Mejareh, Mohammad Amin Vaezi, Jila Yavarian, Bahare Abdollahi, Talat Mokhtari-Azad and Vahid Salimi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:398
  3. Cryptococcal osteomyelitis is a rare and potentially serious condition, typically encountered in individuals with compromised immune systems. This case underscores the unusual occurrence of disseminated Crypto...

    Authors: Yang-Ming Lee, Yuag-Meng Liu and Tsung-Chia Chen
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:397
  4. Tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) co-morbidity continues to be a serious worldwide health issue, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Studies on th...

    Authors: Jacob Nignan Nabei, Harriet Affran Bonful, Edwin Andrews Afari, Abdul Gafaru Mohammed and Adote Anum
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:396
  5. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are environmental organisms that are increasingly contributing to human infections. Mycobacterium immunogenum, a variant of NTM discovered in 2001, is a rapidly growing mycobact...

    Authors: Tomohide Okinaka, Kenjiro Fujimura, Yuka Hamasaki, Yuichi Hasegawa and Takashi Matono
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:395
  6. Authors: Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha, Erik Zarko Macêdo Solha, Vasco Furtado, Francion Linhares Justino, Lucas Arêa Leão Barreto, Ronaldo Guedes da Silva, Ítalo Martins de Oliveira, David Westfall Bates, Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti, Antônio Silva Lima Neto and Erneson Alves de Oliveira
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:394

    The original article was published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:359

  7. Dengue has become an alarming global problem and is endemic in many countries, particularly in tropical and subtropical countries. The aim of this study was to investigate dengue fever outbreak in Banadir Regi...

    Authors: Mohamed Abdelrahman Mohamed, Nuralein Yusuf Hassan, Marian Muse Osman, Saido Gedi, Bisma Abdullahi Ali Maalin, Kasim Mahdi Sultan, Bashiru Garba, Ali Abdirahman Osman, Abdinasir Yusuf Osman and Abdifatah Diriye Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:393
  8. COVID-19-associated pulmonary aspergillosis (CAPA) is burdened by high mortality. Data are lacking about non-ICU patients. Aims of this study were to: (i) assess the incidence and prevalence of CAPA in a respi...

    Authors: Alessandra Iacovelli, Alessandra Oliva, Flavio Marco Mirabelli, Silvia Giannone, Marianna Laguardia, Matteo Morviducci, Maria Luisa Nicolardi, Emma Repaci, Maria Teresa Sanzari, Cristiana Leanza, Giammarco Raponi, Claudio Mastroianni and Paolo Palange
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:392
  9. Vaccination has been recommended as one of the approaches for the control of COVID-19 pandemic. However, adequate vaccine coverage is critical to the effectiveness of the vaccine at population level. Data on a...

    Authors: Alex Daama, Naziru Rashid, Kasango Asani, Grace Kigozi Nalwoga, Fred Nalugoda, Robert Bulamba, Emmanuel Kyasanku, Gertrude Nakigozi, Godfrey Kigozi, Joseph Kagaayi and Stephen Mugamba
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:391
  10. The world is moving towards the third target of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS to ensure most people receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) are virologically suppressed. Little is known about v...

    Authors: Monica S Kahabuka, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel, Peter M. Mbelele, Emmanuel A. Mpolya, Stellah G. Mpagama, Jonas P. Kessy and Tsegahun Manyazewal
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:390
  11. The diagnostic process is a key element of medicine but it is complex and prone to errors. Infectious diseases are one of the three categories of diseases in which diagnostic errors can be most harmful to pati...

    Authors: Anna M. Eikenboom, Merel M. C. Lambregts, Mark G. J. de Boer and Saskia le Cessie
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:389
  12. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in children under 5 years have a significant clinical burden, also in primary care settings. This study investigates the epidemiology and burden of RSV in Italian ch...

    Authors: Elisabetta Pandolfi, Daniela Loconsole, Maria Chironna, Jojanneke van Summeren, John Paget, Massimiliano Raponi, Luisa Russo, Ilaria Campagna, Ileana Croci, Carlo Concato, Carlo Federico Perno, Alberto Eugenio Tozzi, Giulia Linardos, Veronica Bartolucci, Sara Ciampini, Andrea Onetti Muda…
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:388
  13. Since December 2019, COVID-19 has spread rapidly around the world, and studies have shown that measures to prevent COVID-19 can largely reduce the spread of other infectious diseases. This study explored the i...

    Authors: Wanyu Jia, Xue Zhang, Ruiyang Sun, Peng Li and Chunlan Song
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:386
  14. Practicing hand hygiene is recommended as one of the key preventive measures for reducing the transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious agents. However, it is often not practiced frequently enough or corre...

    Authors: Nicholas Midzi, Masceline Jenipher Mutsaka-Makuvaza, Lincoln Sunganai Charimari, Priscilla Mangwiro, Tonderai Manengureni and Gladys Mugadza
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:385
  15. Onchocerciasis causes chronic systemic inflammation. Several studies have used markers such as haemato-biochemical indices to predict the occurrence of systemic inflammation. This study assessed the variabilit...

    Authors: Linda Batsa Debrah, Charles Gyasi, Monica Ahiadorme, Abu Abudu Rahamani, Vera Serwaa Opoku, Prince Obeng, Jubin Osei-Mensah, Michael Agyemang Obeng, Derrick Adu Mensah and Alexander Yaw Debrah
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:384
  16. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has been able to improve the immune system function and survival of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients. However, Patients coinfected with HIV and hepatitis...

    Authors: Jianxin Tang, Ruihui Weng, Taishi Fang, Kangjun Zhang, Xu Yan, Xin Jin, Linjie Xie and Dong Zhao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:383
  17. Cutaneous bacillary angiomatosis (cBA) is a vascular proliferative disorder due to Bartonella spp. that mostly affects people living with HIV (PLWH), transplanted patients and those taking immunosuppressive drugs...

    Authors: Salvatore Rotundo, Maria Teresa Tassone, Nadia Marascio, Helen Linda Morrone, Simona Gigliotti, Angela Quirino, Alessandro Russo, Giovanni Matera, Enrico Maria Trecarichi and Carlo Torti
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:380
  18. A major worldwide health issue is the rising frequency of resistance of bacteria.Drug combinations are a winning strategy in fighting resistant bacteria and might help in protecting the existing drugs.Monolaur...

    Authors: Shimaa Salah Hassan Abd El Ghany, Reham A. Ibrahem, Ahmed Osama EL-Gendy, Rehab Mahmoud Abd El-Baky, Ahmad Mustafa and Ahmed Farag Azmy
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:379
  19. Carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacilli are a worldwide concern because of high morbidity and mortality rates. Additionally, the increasing prevalence of these bacteria is dangerous. To investigate the exte...

    Authors: Claudia Soria-Segarra, Carmen Soria-Segarra, Marcos Molina-Matute, Ivanna Agreda-Orellana, Tamara Núñez-Quezada, Kerly Cevallos-Apolo, Marcela Miranda-Ayala, Grace Salazar-Tamayo, Margarita Galarza-Herrera, Victor Vega-Hall, José E. Villacis and José Gutiérrez-Fernández
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:378
  20. There is considerable interest in the use of doxycycline post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to reduce the incidence of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs). An important concern is that this could sel...

    Authors: Thibaut Vanbaelen, Sheeba Santhini Manoharan-Basil and Chris Kenyon
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:376
  21. Pain is one of the prevalent Long COVID Symptoms (LCS). Pain interferes with the quality of life (QoL) and induces disease burden.

    Authors: Md. Feroz Kabir, Khin Nyein Yin, Mohammad Saffree Jeffree, Fatimah Binti Ahmedy, Muhamad Faizal Zainudin, Ohnmar Htwe, Sharmila Jahan, Md. Zahid Hossain, K. M. Amran Hossain, Tofajjal Hossain, Iqbal Kabir Jahid and Sonjit Kumar Chakrovorty
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:375
  22. The emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has increased the incidence of community-onset MRSA infection. Respiratory tract infections caused by MRSA has been note...

    Authors: Sho Shimada, Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Satsuki Mikoshiba, Kazuaki Sato, Takahiro Mitsumura, Kohji Komori, Takashi Yamana, Yuki Iijima, Rie Sakakibara, Sho Shibata, Takayuki Honda, Tsuyoshi Shirai, Tsukasa Okamoto, Haruhiko Furusawa, Tomoya Tateishi and Yasunari Miyazaki
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:374
  23. Bloodstream infections (BSI) are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in children in developing countries. The purpose of the current study was to establish the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of ba...

    Authors: Sadaf Sajedi Moghaddam, Setareh Mamishi, Babak Pourakbari and Shima Mahmoudi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:373
  24. HIV self-testing (HIVST) can use either oral-fluid or blood-based tests. Studies have shown strong preferences for self-testing compared to facility-based services. Despite availability of low-cost blood-based...

    Authors: Ailva O’Reilly, Webster Mavhu, Melissa Neuman, Moses K. Kumwenda, Cheryl C. Johnson, George Sinjani, Pitchaya Indravudh, Augustin Choko, Karin Hatzold and Elizabeth L. Corbett
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 22(Suppl 1):979

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 22 Supplement 1

  25. Non-sputum-based tests are needed to predict or diagnose tuberculosis (TB) disease in people living with HIV (PWH). The enzyme indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) is expressed in tuberculoid granuloma and ca...

    Authors: Sivaporn Gatechompol, René Lutter, Frédéric M. Vaz, Sasiwimol Ubolyam, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Stephen J. Kerr, Frank van Leth and Frank Cobelens
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:372
  26. There is an urgent clinical need for developing novel immunoprophylaxis and immunotherapy strategies against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). In our previous work, immunization with a tetra-branched multiple an...

    Authors: Xia-Yu Yi, Xiao-Rui Hou, Zhao-Xia Huang, Ping Zhu and Bei-Yi Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:371
  27. Blood transfusion is associated with exposure to blood Transfusion Transmissible Infection (TTIs). The threat posed by the blood-borne pathogens is disproportionately distributed in different healthcare facili...

    Authors: Sen Claudine Henriette Ngomtcho, Olive Njike Ngo Biyong, Timothy Amos Ekwere, Jonas Merlin Wandji Takemegni, Henrietta Mbah, Sandra Maella Makamdoum Bogne, Omer Aurelle Nkengkanna and Henri Lucien Fouamno Kamga
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:370
  28. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection and the leading cause of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent HPV infection. In Zambia, the vaccine is g...

    Authors: Moses C Simuyemba, Chitalu M Chama-Chiliba, Abson Chompolola, Aaron Sinyangwe, Abdallah Bchir, Gilbert Asiimwe, Carla Chibwesha and Felix Masiye
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:369
  29. Healthcare-associated Gram-negative bacterial meningitis is a substantial clinical issue with poor outcomes, especially for neurosurgical patients. Here, we aimed to study the characteristics and treatment opt...

    Authors: Jiyan Xu, Xiaoling Du, Dan Li, Pei Li, Qinglan Guo, Xiaogang Xu, Fupin Hu and Minggui Wang
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:368
  30. Street foods are any foods or drinks prepared or sold by street vendors in an open space. The purpose of this study was to determine the Bacteriological safety and antibiotic resistance patterns of Staphylococcus...

    Authors: Mathewos Moges, Ernst Kristian Rodland, Tesfaye Legesse and Ambelu Argaw
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:367
  31. Cytomegalovirus infection manifests varying clinical characteristics and severity in diverse populations with different immune statuses. The signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal involvement are nonspecific. ...

    Authors: Jiongshan Ge, Yan Li, Di Shi, Jiaxin Wei, Jing Wang and Jihai Liu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:365
  32. In recent years, Raoultella ornithinolytica (R. ornithinolytica) have attracted clinical attention as a new type of pathogen. A wide range of infections with these germs is reported, and commonly found in urin...

    Authors: Qiuxia Huang, Jihong Zhang and Gang Liao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:363
  33. This comprehensive retrospective data-linkage study aimed at evaluating the impact of Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAAs) on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) testing, treatment trends, and access to care in Tuscany over si...

    Authors: Luca Ceccarelli, Giaele Moretti, Sara Mazzilli, Davide Petri, Ilaria Corazza, Caterina Rizzo, Ersilia Lucenteforte, Milena Vainieri, Chiara Seghieri and Lara Tavoschi
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:362
  34. Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is a complex procedure and easily accompanied by healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). This study aimed to assess the impact of PBD on postoperative infections and clinical outc...

    Authors: Zheng-Hao Yu, Ming-Mei Du, Xuan Zhang, Ji-Jiang Suo, Tao Zeng, Xiao-Lian Xie, Wei Xiao, Qing-Bin Lu, Yun-Xi Liu and Hong-Wu Yao
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:361
  35. Since the early 1970s, cholera outbreaks have been a major public health burden in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Cholera cases have been reported in a quasi-continuous manner in certain lakeside are...

    Authors: Nadège Taty, Didier Bompangue, Sandra Moore, J. J. Muyembe and Nancy Meschinet de Richemond
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:360
  36. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to everyday life and has had social, political, and financial consequences that will persist for years. Several initiatives with intensive use of techno...

    Authors: Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha, Erik Zarko Macêdo Solha, Vasco Furtado, Francion Linhares Justino, Lucas Arêa Leão Barreto, Ronaldo Guedes da Silva, Ítalo Martins de Oliveira, David Westfall Bates, Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti, Antônio Silva Lima Neto and Erneson Alves de Oliveira
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:359

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:394

  37. HIV virological failure is one of the main problems in HIV-infected patients, and identifying the main predictors of such treatment failure may help in combating HIV/AIDS.

    Authors: Ava Hashempour, Nastaran Khodadad, Reza Ziaei, Behzad Rezaei, Farzaneh Ghasabi, Shahab Falahi, Azra Kenarkouhi and Mohammad Ali Davarpanah
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:358
  38. This real-world study assessed the epidemiology and clinical complications of Clostridioides difficile infections (CDIs) and recurrences (rCDIs) in hospital and community settings in Germany from 2015 − 2019.

    Authors: Aurore Tricotel, Ana Antunes, Adrian Wilk, Silvia Dombrowski, Hanna Rinta-Kokko, Fredrik L. Andersson and Subrata Ghosh
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:357
  39. The burden of cervical cancer in Ghana is high due to a lack of a national screening and vaccination program. Geographical variations in high-risk Human Papilloma Virus incidence and type should be considered ...

    Authors: Patrick Kafui Akakpo, Emmanuel Gustav Imbeah, Kofi Ulzen-Appiah, Afua Darkwa-Abrahams, Ernest Adjei, Kwabena Amo-Antwi, Ernest Obeng Amo, Edmund Mounir Der and Edwin Kwame Wiredu
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:356
  40. There are abundant studies on COVID-19 but few on its impact on hepatitis E. We aimed to assess the effect of the COVID-19 countermeasures on the pattern of hepatitis E incidence and explore the application of...

    Authors: Yajun Qin, Haiyang Peng, Jinhao Li and Jianping Gong
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:355
  41. The prevalence and distinction between first Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and reinfection with the Omicron variant among healthcare workers (HCWs) remain unclear.

    Authors: Xiaoju Ma, Zheng Wang, Youpeng Chen and Zhanjie Li
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:354
  42. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation strategies and analyze the impact of human behavior on the transmission of Mpox. The results can provide guidance to public health authorities on com...

    Authors: Qiaojuan Jia, Ling Xue, Ran Sui and Junqi Huo
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:351
  43. Skin diseases such as impetigo pose a significant public health challenge in low resource settings. Despite this, there is a dearth of epidemiological data on the prevalence of this condition in Ghana.

    Authors: Yaw Ampem Amoako, Dennis Odai Laryea, Abigail Agbanyo, Bernadette Agbavor, Michael Ntiamoah Oppong, Gloria Kyem, Kabiru Mohammed Abass, Renee van Bentum, Richard Odame Phillips and Ymkje Stienstra
    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2024 24:349

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