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  1. About 10% of Hepatitis B vaccinated individuals mount no protective antibody levels against the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBs-Ag). Older age at primary immunization, obesity and smoking have previously been...

    Authors: Marc A. Meier and Christoph T. Berger

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:891

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  2. There is limited data to guide the prevention and management of surgical site infections (SSI) in low- and middle-income countries. We prospectively studied aetiological agents associated with SSI and their co...

    Authors: Antoinette A. A. Bediako-Bowan, Jørgen A. L. Kurtzhals, Kåre Mølbak, Appiah-Korang Labi, Enid Owusu and Mercy J. Newman

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:890

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  3. Human papillomavirus infection is an important factor associated with cervical cancer (CC) development. The prevalence and genotype distribution vary greatly worldwide. Examining local epidemiological data con...

    Authors: Andrea Molina-Pineda, María Guadalupe López-Cardona, Laura Patricia Limón-Toledo, Juan Carlos Cantón-Romero, María Guadalupe Martínez-Silva, Holanda Vanesa Ramos-Sánchez, María Guadalupe Flores-Miramontes, Pedro de la Mata-González, Luis F. Jave-Suárez and Adriana Aguilar-Lemarroy

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:889

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  4. Non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) is becoming a significant health burden. Recent advances in analysis techniques have allowed the accurate identification of previously unknown NTM speci...

    Authors: Tomoki Kuge, Kiyoharu Fukushima, Yuki Matsumoto, Yuko Abe, Eri Akiba, Kako Haduki, Haruko Saito, Tadayoshi Nitta, Akira Kawano, Takahiro Kawasaki, Takanori Matsuki, Hiroyuki Kagawa, Daisuke Motooka, Kazuyuki Tsujino, Mari Miki, Keisuke Miki…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:888

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a monogenic disorder due to point mutation in the β-globin gene resulting in substitution of Valine for Glutamic acid. The SCD is prevalent in P. falciparum endemic regions such as we...

    Authors: Paul Kosiyo, Walter Otieno, Jesse Gitaka, Elly O. Munde and Collins Ouma

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:887

    Content type: Research article

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  6. There is little information about the frequency of Leishmania infection in asymptomatic people living with HIV (PLWH) and about the performance of laboratory diagnostic methods in coinfected patients in Latin Ame...

    Authors: M. A. Cunha, B. J. Celeste, N. Kesper, M. Fugimori, M. M. Lago, A. S. Ibanes, L. M. Ouki, E. A. Simões Neto, F. F. Fonseca, M. A. L. Silva, W. L. Barbosa Júnior and J. A. L. Lindoso

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:885

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  7. Streptococcus suis meningoencephalitis is a zoonotic disease that mostly infects slaughterhouse workers. Rapid diagnosis of Streptococcus suis meningoencephalitis is critical for effective clinical management ...

    Authors: Xiaobo Zhang, Zhaoping Wu and Kai Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:884

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Altered fat distribution and chronic inflammation are found in both persons living with HIV (PLWH) and persons with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) and are known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). ...

    Authors: Malene Hove-Skovsgaard, Julie Abildgaard, Marco Gelpi, Julie Christine Gaardbo, Lilian Kolte, Henrik Ullum, Marius Trøseid, Birgitte Lindegaard and Susanne Dam Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:882

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  9. The State of Ceará, in Northeastern Brazil, suffers from a triple burden of arboviruses (dengue, Zika and chikungunya). We measured the seroprevalence of chikungunya, dengue and Zika and its associated factors...

    Authors: Francisca Kalline de Almeida Barreto, Carlos Henrique Alencar, Fernanda Montenegro de Carvalho Araújo, Rhaquel de Morais Alves Barbosa Oliveira, John Washington Cavalcante, Daniele Rocha Queiroz Lemos, Luís Arthur Brasil Gadelha Farias, Isac Lucca Frota Boriz, Leticia Queiroz Medeiros, Marcelo Nunes Pereira Melo, Fábio Miyajima, André Machado Siqueira, André Ricardo Ribas Freitas and Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:881

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Following infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb), individuals may rapidly develop tuberculosis (TB) disease or enter a “latent” infection state with a low risk of progression to disease. Mathematical mo...

    Authors: Tom Sumner and Richard G. White

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:880

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  11. Effective self-management is an important consideration for adults living with HIV on therapy to enable people to maintain their health and well-being whilst living with chronic HIV. Although numerous attempts...

    Authors: Habtamu Areri, Amy Marshall and Gillian Harvey

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:879

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  12. Germinal center derived memory B cells and plasma cells constitute, in health and during EBV reactivation, the largest functional EBV reservoir. Hence, by reducing germinal center derived formation of memory B...

    Authors: Kristian Assing, Christian Nielsen, Marianne Jakobsen, Charlotte B. Andersen, Kristin Skogstrand, Shahin Gaini, Birgitte Preiss, Sussi Bagge Mortensen, Marianne Nielsine Skov and Line Dahlerup Rasmussen

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:878

    Content type: Case report

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  13. To report three cases of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) endophthalmitis following multiple ocular surgeries and to review previous literature in order to study the clinical profile, treatment modalities, a...

    Authors: Warinyupa Pinitpuwadol, Nattaporn Tesavibul, Sutasinee Boonsopon, Darin Sakiyalak, Sucheera Sarunket and Pitipol Choopong

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:877

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The third United Nations Sustainable Development Goal includes a commitment to end AIDS-related death by 2030. In line with the Goal, Option B+ programs hold a great promise for eliminating vertical transmissi...

    Authors: Mesfin Wudu Kassaw, Samuel T. Matula, Ayele Mamo Abebe, Ayelign Mengesha Kassie and Biruk Beletew Abate

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:876

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  15. Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common herpesvirus which is estimated to infect 83% of the global population. Whilst many infections are asymptomatic, it is an important cause of morbidity and mortality, part...

    Authors: Joanne R. Winter, Graham S. Taylor, Olivia G. Thomas, Charlotte Jackson, Joanna E. A. Lewis and Helen R. Stagg

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:875

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  16. Pakistan is facing a growing population of people living with human immunodeficiency (HIV). In this randomized controlled trial, we investigate if a pharmacist-led intervention can increase adherence to antire...

    Authors: Zeenat Fatima Chatha, Usman Rashid, Sharon Olsen, Fakhar ud Din, Amjad Khan, Komal Nawaz, Siew Hua Gan and Gul Majid Khan

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:874

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  17. Tuberculosis (TB) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are leading causes of death globally. However, little is known about the long-term mortality risk and the timeline of death in those co-infected...

    Authors: Zhigang Zheng, Eric J. Nehl, Chongxing Zhou, Jianjun Li, Zhouhua Xie, Zijun Zhou and Hao Liang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:873

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  18. World Health Organization estimated that 779 million people are at risk of getting schistosomiasis (SCH) and 240 million people were infected worldwide. SCH due to Schistosoma mansoni (S. mansoni) is a wide publi...

    Authors: Yilma Chisha, Zerihun Zerdo, Mekuria Asnakew, Chuchu Churko, Manaye Yihune, Abinet Teshome, Nebiyu Nigussu, Fikire Seife, Birhanu Getachew and Markos Sileshi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:872

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  19. COVID-19 is an emerging respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus. There is not much evidence assessing the knowledge of dental surgeons regarding COVID-19. This study was conducted to assess the knowl...

    Authors: Mukesh Kumar Sah, Abanish Singh and Raj Kumar Sangroula

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:871

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  20. COVID-19 infection may present with atypical signs and symptoms and false negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests predisposing healthy people and health care workers to infection. The aim of the current...

    Authors: Maryam Haghighi-Morad, Ilad Alavi Darazam, Hooman Bahrami-Moltagh, Maryam Amerifar, Nasim Zamani and Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:870

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  21. Since December 2019, when a cluster of pneumonia cases due to SARS-CoV-2 initially emerged in Wuhan city and then rapidly spread throughout the world, the necessity for data concerning the clinical and para-cl...

    Authors: Mohsen Rokni, Kazem Ahmadikia, Somaye Asghari, Shahabodin Mashaei and Fahimeh Hassanali

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:869

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  22. Studies have shown that liver fluke infections may be associated with kidney injury and that Helicobacter pylori (Hp) may be involved in the pathogenesis of kidney diseases. However, no studies have reported the ...

    Authors: Weining Xie, Yuanjun Deng, Shengxin Chen, Yifeng Wu, Ye Li and Qinhe Yang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:868

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  23. Micronutrients are minerals and vitamins and they are essential for normal physiological activities. The objectives of the study were to describe the progress and determinants of micronutrient levels and to as...

    Authors: Berhanu Elfu Feleke and Teferi Elfu Feleke

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:867

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  24. Mycolicibacterium fortuitum is a species of the rapidly growing mycobacteria that can cause pulmonary infection. It is susceptible to multiple antibiotics both in vitro and in clinical practice, so that any combi...

    Authors: Kana Kurokawa, Norihiro Harada, Hitoshi Sasano, Haruhi Takagi, Satomi Takei, Ayako Nakamura, Keisuke Kamada, Atsushi Yoshida, Ken Kikuchi and Kazuhisa Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:866

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Brazil has many people living with HIV (PLWH) who are unaware of their serostatus. The public health system has recently added HIV self-testing (HIVST) for key populations such as men who have sex with men (MS...

    Authors: Laio Magno, Andrea Fachel Leal, Daniela Knauth, Inês Dourado, Mark Drew Crosland Guimarães, Elis Passos Santana, Tiago Jordão, Gustavo Machado Rocha, Maria Amélia Veras, Carl Kendall, Alexandre Kerr Pontes, Ana Maria de Brito and Ligia Kerr

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:865

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Routine blood parameters, such as the lymphocyte (LYM) count, platelet (PLT) count, lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocytes multiplied by platelets (LYM*PLT) and m...

    Authors: Ronghe Zhu, Cuie Chen, Qiu Wang, Xixi Zhang, Chaosheng Lu and Yuanyuan Sun

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:864

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  27. While hospital-acquired influenza A results in an additional cost burden and considerable mortality in patients, its risk factors are unknown. We aimed to describe the characteristics of patients vulnerable to...

    Authors: Kui Yang, Ni Zhang, Chunchen Gao, Hongyan Qin, Anhui Wang and Liqiang Song

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:863

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  28. The speed and reach of the COVID-19 pandemic has created special scenarios to be considered, such as those in where patients who meet criteria for hospitalization due to moderate/severe disease cannot be hospi...

    Authors: Ivan Chérrez-Ojeda, Emanuel Vanegas and Miguel Felix

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:862

    Content type: Case report

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  29. COVID-19 pandemic impacts many communities worldwide. In this study the Poles’ knowledge about COVID-19 as well as people’s behaviours, attitudes and fears during the pandemic were assessed. Changes in these b...

    Authors: Wojciech Nazar, Julia Leszkowicz, Agata Pieńkowska, Michał Brzeziński, Agnieszka Szlagatys-Sidorkiewicz and Katarzyna Plata-Nazar

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:861

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  30. The accuracy of a new optical biosensor (OB) point-of-care device for the detection of severe infections is studied.

    Authors: Sarantia Doulou, Konstantinos Leventogiannis, Maria Tsilika, Matthew Rodencal, Konstantina Katrini, Nikolaos Antonakos, Miltiades Kyprianou, Emmanouil Karofylakis, Athanassios Karageorgos, Panagiotis Koufargyris, Gennaios Christopoulos, George Kassianidis, Kimon Stamatelopoulos, Robert Newberry and Evangelos J. Giamarellos-Bourboulis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:860

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  31. Efficient control and management in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic needs to carefully balance economical and realizable interventions. Simulation models can play a cardinal role in forecasting possible scenario...

    Authors: Kristan A. Schneider, Gideon A. Ngwa, Markus Schwehm, Linda Eichner and Martin Eichner

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:859

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  32. No clinical scoring system has yet been established to estimate the likelihood of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and determine the suitability of diagnostic testing in suspected COVID-19 patients.

    Authors: Sho Nakakubo, Masaru Suzuki, Keisuke Kamada, Yu Yamashita, Junichi Nakamura, Hiroshi Horii, Kazuki Sato, Munehiro Matsumoto, Yuki Abe, Kosuke Tsuji, Nobuhisa Ishiguro, Yasuyuki Nasuhara and Satoshi Konno

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:858

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  33. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted pathogen and the cause of several cancers and of anogenital warts. With this study, we estimated the trend of hospitalizations for anogenital warts (...

    Authors: S. Cocchio, G. M. Prandi, P. Furlan, C. Bertoncello, M. Fonzo, M. Saia, T. Baldovin and V. Baldo

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:857

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  34. Disseminated Nocardia infection is a disease that is easily overlooked in patients with lesions occupying the intracranial space complicated with coma. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial.

    Authors: Mei-Hong Yu, Xiao-Xin Wu, Chun-Lei Chen, Song-Jia Tang, Jian-Di Jin, Cheng-Li Zhong, Jing Fu, Jie-Qin Shi and Lan-Juan Li

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:856

    Content type: Case report

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  35. With the worldwide spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, scarce knowledge is available on the clinical features of more than two passages of patients. Further, in China, early intervention policy has been enac...

    Authors: Xiaohong Zhang, Hailian Wang, Youwei Wang, Yu Lei, Kaiju Xu, Jie Zhang, Ying Han, Jun Zeng, Shaoping Deng and Yi Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:855

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Helicobacter cinaedi is rarely identified as a cause of infected aneurysms; however, the number of reported cases has been increasing over several decades, especially in Japan. We report three cases of aortic ane...

    Authors: Takahiro Matsuo, Nobuyoshi Mori, Atsushi Mizuno, Aki Sakurai, Fujimi Kawai, Jay Starkey, Daisuke Ohkushi, Kohei Abe, Manabu Yamasaki, Joji Ito, Kunihiko Yoshino, Yumiko Mikami, Yuki Uehara and Keiichi Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:854

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Healthcare workers (HCW) are presumed to be at increased risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection due to occupational exposure to infected patients. However, there has bee...

    Authors: Emily S. Barrett, Daniel B. Horton, Jason Roy, Maria Laura Gennaro, Andrew Brooks, Jay Tischfield, Patricia Greenberg, Tracy Andrews, Sugeet Jagpal, Nancy Reilly, Jeffrey L. Carson, Martin J. Blaser and Reynold A. Panettieri Jr

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:853

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  38. HIV, HBV and HCV infections continue to represent major health concerns, especially among key at-risk populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWIDs), transgender women (TG...

    Authors: Ruxandra Calin, Véronique Massari, Gilles Pialoux, Nelly Reydellet, Eve Plenel, Carole Chauvin, Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Nesrine Day, Georges Kreplak, Anaenza Freire Maresca, Nicolas Derche, Sandra Louis, Stanislas Pol, Véronique Doré, Christine Rouzioux and Pierre Chauvin

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:851

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  39. The objective of the study was to describe the evolution of chronic non-AIDS related diseases and their risk factors, in patients living with HIV (PLHIV) in the French ANRS CO3 Aquitaine prospective cohort, ob...

    Authors: F. Bonnet, F. Le Marec, O. Leleux, Y. Gerard, D. Neau, E. Lazaro, P. Duffau, O. Caubet, M. A. Vandenhende, P. Mercie, C. Cazanave and F. Dabis

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:850

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  40. Mycobacterium houstonense is rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) that belongs to M. fortuitum group. So far, there have been few associated reports of human diseases induced by M. houstonense worldwide.

    Authors: Xin Che, Qingjian Li, Luoziyi Wang, Jing Jiang, Xuzhong Shen, Yiwen Qian and Zhiliang Wang

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:849

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus, GBS) serotypes, sequence types, and antimicrobial resistance profile vary across different geographic locations affecting disease patterns in newborns. These diffe...

    Authors: Musa Mohammed Ali, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel, Daniel Asrat, Demissie Assegu Fenta, Bernard Beall, Stephanie Schrag and Lesley McGee

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:848

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  42. Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Tuberculosis (TB) are common infections in South Africa. We utilized the opportunity of care provision for HIV-TB co-infected patients to better ...

    Authors: Nokukhanya Msomi, Kogieleum Naidoo, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Nesri Padayatchi, Kerusha Govender, Jerome Amir Singh, Salim Abdool-Karim, Quarraisha Abdool-Karim and Koleka Mlisana

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:847

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  43. It is widely acknowledged that HPV prophylactic vaccine could prevent new infections and their associated lesions among women who are predominantly HPV-naive at vaccination. Yet there still remains uncertainty...

    Authors: Shuang Zhao, Shangying Hu, Xiaoqian Xu, Xun Zhang, Qinjing Pan, Feng Chen and Fanghui Zhao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:846

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  44. In December 2019, a new disease (COVID-19) caused by a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 emerged in China and spread to many other countries. There is only limited data about the clinical features of COVID-1...

    Authors: F. Lamazou, P. Oger, R. Dieli-crimi, A. Guerin, V. Letouzey, S. Octernaud, V. Place, P. Calès, P. Descamps and L. Delaroche

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:845

    Content type: Case report

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  45. Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) and insufficient antifungal regimens are the two main factors result to unsatisfactory outcomes in non-HIV cryptococcal meningitis (CM) patients. In this study, we try to dis...

    Authors: Min Li, Jia Liu, Xuhui Deng, Qingzhou Gan, Yijie Wang, Xiaofeng Xu, Ying Jiang and Fuhua Peng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:844

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  46. Typhoid fever causes global morbidity and mortality and is a significant health burden, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. The direct fecal-oral route is the main transmission mode, but indirect...

    Authors: Eida Nurhadzira Muhammad, Mohd Hatta Abdul Mutalip, Mohd Hazrin Hasim, Faizah Paiwai, Sayan Pan, Mohd Amierul Fikri Mahmud, Norzawati Yeop, Guat Hiong Tee, A’ Aishah Senin and Tahir Aris

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:843

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  47. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging viral disease. Here, we report the clinical features, management, and short-term outcomes of COVID-19 patients in Wenzhou, China, an area outside Wuhan.

    Authors: Liang Hong, Enling Ye, Gangqiang Sun, Xiaoyang Wang, Shengguo Zhang, Yanghe Wu, Xiangao Xie, Shichun Xia, Xudong Zheng, Ling Dong, Fujing Cai, Xixian Lou, Renguo Zhao, Yongqi Hu, Zhanwei Ruan, Jiguang Ding…

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2020 20:841

    Content type: Research article

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