Special Issue "The Evidence Base for Treatment of Tickborne Infections"

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. John Lambert
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Guest Editor
Department of Infectious Diseases, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Interests: infectious diseases; tickborne infections; Congenital Lyme and infections in pregnancy; Travel and tropical medicine, blood borne infections (HBV, HCV)
Dr. Brendan O Kelly
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Guest Editor
Department of Infectious Diseases, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Interests: HIV and hepatitis C infection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There needs to be a review of the different tickborne infections in 'immunocompetent hosts' and a review of the clinical manifestations and treatment options. For example, babesia is only described as a problem with splenectomised patients, but there is a wide spectrum of disease in immunocompetent hosts. And the issue of treatment of these infections needs to be analysed and summarised. While a short course of antibiotic treatment may work for early diagnosed infections, sometimes patients need longer course treatment, just like for other infections. For example, early diagnosed Coxiella burnetti infection caught early requires only short course antibiotic treatment. However late diagnosed infection with Coxiella requires longer treatment. This Special Issue aims to review these issues, and look at special populations who are infected with tickborne infections: immunocompetent, immunosuppressed, and special issues that arise in pregnancy and children. We hope to publish a collection of excellent papers on this topic, some review articles and some original studies.

Dr. John Lambert
Dr. Brendan O Kelly
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Tickborne infections
  • Lyme disease
  • Co-infections
  • infections in pregnancy and children

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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