Special Issue "Respiratory Pathogens"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2015).
Interests: respiratory infections; Viruses and bacteria in exacerbation of chronic airway diseases; epithelial immune response to viral infections; pathogenesis and management of bronchial asthma
Respiratory infections represent the most common disorders affecting today’s population. The clinical spectrum of respiratory infections ranges from generally mild upper airway symptoms, such as the common cold, to severe lower airway pathology, such as pneumonia. In susceptible populations (e.g., children, elderly subjects or immunocompromised persons) or in patients with chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD and asthma), respiratory infections contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality. Both viruses and bacteria may be involved in the etiology of respiratory infections, and viral-bacterial co-infections are becoming even more challenging for clinicians and researchers. The list of respiratory pathogens is long and has been extending in recent decades with new pathogens emerging and re-emerging. The development of new molecular methodology studies on the compositions of both upper and lower airway microbiomes in various patient populations is becoming even more important for understanding the pathogenesis of respiratory infections, as well as for development of new prevention and retreatment modalities. For this Special Issue of the journal Pathogens, we invite you to submit research papers and review articles relating to the broad spectrum of respiratory pathogens and respiratory infections. Papers on basic, translational and clinical aspects, including management and prevention of infections are welcome. We are looking forward to publish your state of the art research results and reviews.
Prof. Dr Marek L. Kowalski
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- upper and lower respiratory infections
- common cold
- asthma/copd exacerbation
- influenza viruses
- respiratory syncytial virus (rsv)
- human coronaviruses
- human metapneumoviruses
- parainfluenza viruses
- a streptococcus
- bordetella pertussis
- atypical pathogens
- airway microbiome