Special Issue "Tuberculosis: Clinical Applications in the Diagnosis and Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis; Tuberculosis transmission; Nontuberculous mycobacteria; diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis; multidrug resistant tuberculosis ; whole genome sequencing in diagnostic
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major cause of human suffering more than a century after its causative agent was discovered and more than six decades since effective treatments were developed. It infects a third of humanity and is a leading infectious cause of death worldwide, rivaling the impact of HIV/AIDS.
In this special issue, we focus on strengths and limitations of newer tests that are available for the diagnosis of latent and active tuberculosis and rapid detection of drug resistance, specifically, tests that measure release of IFN-γ in response to stimulation by Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens, nucleic acid amplification for identification of M. tuberculosis complex, and rapid tests for detecting drug resistance.
On behalf of the Journal of Clinical Medicine you are cordially invited to contribute with an article to the special issue "Tuberculosis: Clinical Applications in the Diagnosis and Treatment". Research, Review, Mini Review, Case reports, Case Series, Clinical Cases will be considered for publication.
Dr. Daniela Maria Cirillo
Dr. Enrico Tortoli
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.
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- TB diagnostics
- Molecular diagnosis of TB
- Conventional diagnosis of TB
- Whole Genome Sequencing
- Treatment of susceptible and resistant TB
- Susceptibility testing of M. tuberculosis
- Tuberculosis Transmission
- Tuberculosis pathogenesis