Special Issue "Advances in Pediatric Infection and Immunity"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Global and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Anna Nilsson
Guest Editor
Childhood Cancer Research Unit, Widerströmska huset, van 8, Tomtebodav 18, 17164, Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: Pediatric infection; Immunity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Discriminating between bacterial and viral infections in children is still a diagnostic dilemma for the clinician. However, the usage of new methodologies has opened up the possibility of exploring genome-wide expression and transcriptional signatures, uncovering activated pathways consisting of many genes associated with either bacterial or viral infection. As there is diversity in the mechanisms of pathogen recognition by specific receptors, and host responses are altered by different microbes, pathogen specific (virus, bacteria, etc.) transcriptional signatures could be translated into useful clinical biomarkers, and thus used for identification.

For this Special Issue, we invite submissions describing new potential biomarkers that could improve the diagnostics of bacterial versus viral infections in children. We welcome reviews and original articles considering novel approaches as well as identifying gaps in knowledge.

Dr. Anna Nilsson
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Bacterial Infection
  • Viral Infection
  • Biomarkers
  • Pathogen-Recognition
  • Host Response

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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