Special Issue "Tuberculosis and Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Infections"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Infectious Disease Epidemiology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: tuberculosis; NTM; respiratory infections; epidemiology; medical statistics
Mycobacterial infections can represent an important clinical and public health threat worldwide. Tuberculosis (TB), together with malaria and HIV/AIDS, is one of the most important infectious diseases in terms of incidence and mortality. The heterogeneous geographical distribution of TB cases is characterized by a high incidence in low- and middle-income countries. However, several TB outbreaks have been described in hospitals, schools, or congregate settings located in high-income countries. The emergence and spread of TB/HIV co-infection and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) have contributed to complicate the clinical and public health management of the disease.
Furthermore, several authors have described an increased incidence and prevalence of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) disease. Pulmonary and extra-pulmonary forms have been diagnosed in immunocompromised patients and in individuals with chronic medical conditions (e.g., bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). New efforts in the research field are needed to clarify the pathogenesis of NTM infections, to assess the accuracy of new diagnostic approaches and the efficacy of novel therapeutic interventions.
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Sotgiu
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- Tuberculosis (TB)
- MDR-TB, XDR-TB