Challenges and progress in childhood tuberculosis

© Flickr Marion Doss CC BY-SA 2.0Guest edited by Professor Ben Marais (University of Sydney, Australia), this series of articles provides an overview of the global child tuberculosis burden and examines issues such as diagnosis, advances in treatment, and novel vaccination approaches. The series aims to address the needs of researchers, clinicians and other individuals who require up-to-date information on this topic.


Pneumonia is pleased to be still accepting submissions for this thematic series.

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Pneumonia is the only journal to focus exclusively on pneumonia. Publishing original research, case reports, reviews, commentaries and correspondence, Pneumonia provides an international forum for the exchange of knowledge by scientists and clinicians involved in studying the etiology and pathogenesis of pneumonia, as well as its diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and prevention. The journal's scope extends to research on lung inflammation and immunity, microbial pathogenesis and viral-bacterial interactions.

Cutting-edge research, insightful reviews and dedication to the community make Pneumonia an essential resource for clinicians, researchers, respirologists and allied professionals involved with infectious diseases.

Childhood tuberculosis – out of the shadows

World Pneumonia Day occurs on the 12th November and it aims to increase awareness of pneumonia, support prevention, educate the public on treatment available and advocate for global action to combat pneumonia. To mark the occasion we invited Professor Ben Marais, University of Sydney, to talk about the lack of focus on childhood tuberculosis (TB) in national TB control programs and what is being done to change this. He also highlights a new series on childhood tuberculosis that has been published in Pneumonia.

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Featured article: Pulmonary infections in the returned traveller

Pulmonary infections in the returned traveller are a common presentation. A wide variety of infections may present with pulmonary symptoms. It is important for clinicians to differentiate the cause of these symptoms. The risk of contracting certain travel-related pulmonary diseases depends on travel destination, length of stay, activities undertaken and co-morbidities. Some pathogens are found worldwide, whilst others are related to specific locations. This review article will discuss the approach to diagnosing and treating pulmonary infections in the returned traveller.


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