Molecular Methods for Rapid Identification, Antimicrobial Resistance and Management of Infections Caused by Mycobacteria

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanism and Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 184

Special Issue Editor

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Emerging Bacterial Pathogens Unit, Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infec-tious Diseases, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, 20132 Milan, Italy
Interests: tuberculosis; antimicrobial resistance; genomics; NGS; NTM; TB-Diagnostics; drug susceptibility testing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mycobacterial infections are complex diseases and even more so in individuals suffering from immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. They can cause tuberculosis (TB), nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) pulmonary infections, other localized NTM or disseminated infections, leprosy, and chronic ulcers (Buruli ulcer). Rapid identification of mycobacterial infections and antimicrobial resistance detection remains one of the biggest challenges for the microbiology lab. The turnaround time for definitive identification is typically dependent on the services of an external reference lab, which may lead to long delays. Due to the increasing number of drug-resistant TB and NTM infections, the rapid differentiation of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex from other Mycobacteria is critical to administer appropriate treatment and establish effective public health interventions.

This Special Issue of Antibiotics will focus on the current state of knowledge on rapid identification, antimicrobial resistance and management of infections caused by Mycobacteria and on building knowledge around novel methodologies to expand the focus of genomic and drug resistance surveillance in tuberculosis and other infections caused by NTM.

Dr. Arash Ghodousi
Guest Editor

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  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • non-tuberculous mycobacteria
  • mycobacteria identification
  • nucleic acid amplification assays
  • genome sequencing
  • short & long-reads sequencing
  • antimicrobial resistance surveillance
  • epidemiological surveillance of tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria

Published Papers

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