Challenges and progress in childhood tuberculosis
Guest 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.
Featured blog: Your last breath: Raising awareness on World Pneumonia Day
Every year, pneumonia affects millions of the most vulnerable people in our society. But although the most high profile cases often involve elderly celebrities, pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death for children under five. In this blog, Prof Ger Rijkers, co-Editor-in-Chief of Pneumonia, talks about why pneumonia is such a dangerous disease and what we can do to stop it.
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Featured article: Decreased relative risk of pneumococcal pneumonia during the last decade, a nested case-control study
Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) is one of the most common pathogens of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP), but recent reports suggest that its incidence may be declining in relation to the use of the conjugate 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine in children. The authors of this study compare the result of the immunochromatographic SP urinary antigen test (SPUAT) and clinical outcomes in patients with CAP admitted in two periods of time: 2001–2002(CAP1) and 2015–2016(CAP2).
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