Special Issue "Pediatric Infectious Diseases"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016)
Prof. Dr. Karin Nielsen-Saines
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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Interests: pediatric and perinatal HIV; HIV pathogenesis; prevention of mother to child HIV transmission; antiretroviral treatment of children; congenital infections; tropical diseases in children; viral illnesses; vaccine preventable diseases; pediatric global health; emerging infectious diseases in children; pediatric infections in the immunocompromised host
We are organizing a Special Issue on “Pediatric Infectious Diseases”. The venue is an ISI-indexed, peer-reviewed scientific journal in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Pediatric infectious diseases comprise a substantial gamut of conditions, infections, and approaches, which are essential to the practice of Pediatrics. From the neonate to the young adult, individuals of any age range are susceptible to infections, whether pathogenic or opportunistic organisms are involved. Children, given their environment, immature immune systems, and lack of prior exposure, are especially susceptible to infections, which happen following first or recurrent encounters with viruses, bacteria, protozoa, helminths, or other pathogens in their early years. The landscape of pediatric infectious diseases is highly variable, depending on the surrounding burden of disease, the rate of immunization in the community, the inherent immune status of the host, and the child’s age and the environment, varying widely from developing to developed country, from the community to hospitalized patients. Prevention and treatment approaches highly impact the dynamics of circulating pathogens, such as vaccinations or indiscriminate use of antibiotics for example. Innocuous organisms can be lethal to immunocompromised patients in one instance or become highly opportunistic in the face of another offending agent. Conversely, emerging infectious agents play an important role in the field of pediatric infectious diseases. Infections in children often have specific pathogenic mechanisms, which differ from that of adults, while diagnostics and management of infectious diseases in pediatrics may be very distinct from that of other patient populations.
We invite international researchers to conbribute a variety of manuscripts to this Special Issue, including original research articles, review articles, and essays that will add to the current knowledge of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics, prevention and management of infectious disease processes in children. The listed keywords suggest a few of many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Karin Nielsen-Saines
Manuscript Submission Information
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- acute and chronic infections in children
- tuberculosis in children
- tropical diseases in children
- parasitic diseases in children
- disease processes in pediatric infectious diseases
- congenital and perinatal infections
- phase 1, 3 or 3 clinical trials of treatment or prevention in pediatric infectious diseases
- diagnostics of infectious diseases in children
- vaccine preventable diseases
- infectious diseases in the developing world
- perinatal, pediatric and adolescent HIV disease and prevention
- antibiotics, antifungals or antiviral studies in children
- antibiotic stewardship in pediatrics
- pediatric infection control
- infections in the pediatric immunocompromised host
- sexually transmitted diseases in adolescents
- prevention, control, and treatment of infectious diseases