Special Issue "Staphylococcus aureus Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)
Dr. Joan Geoghegan
The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is of major public health importance globally. It is a versatile pathogen causing a range of infections, such as pneumonia, septicaemia, endocarditis, bone and joint infections and skin and soft tissue infections. This Special Issue is dedicated to “Staphylococcus aureus Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance”. Antibiotic resistance complicates the treatment of S. aureus infection and epidemic clones of methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) are a major threat to human health. At present, there is substantial interest in gaining a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the bacterium to identify new strategies to treat antibiotic-resistant strains. In addition there is a need to know more about factors influencing the spread and maintenance of antibiotic resistance determinants. We invite you to submit a review article or original research article related to these topics. In particular we welcome manuscripts that provide new insights into the role of virulence factors or antibiotic resistance determinants in contributing to the success of S. aureus.
Dr. Joan Geoghegan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Staphylococcus aureus
- Antibiotic resistance
- Virulence factors
- Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA)
- Immune evasion