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New Content ItemThe lungs are an immunologically unique environment; they are exposed to innumerable pathogens and particulate matter daily. Appropriate clearance of pathogens and response to pollutants is required to prevent overwhelming infection, while preventing tissue damage and maintaining efficient gas exchange. Broadly, the innate immune system is the collection of immediate, intrinsic immune responses to pathogen or tissue injury. In this review, the authors examine the innate immune responses of the lung, with a particular focus on their role in pneumonia. 

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Which children still die from pneumonia

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Grant Austin Mackenzie: Medical Research Council, Gambia

Submission Status: Open until 30 June 2024


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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 infections and diagnosis, 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.

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Pneumonia transferred to BioMed Central from Griffith University ePress in January 2016.
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Giovanni Sotgiu

New Content ItemProf Giovanni Sotgiu, MD, PhD, FERS, is full Professor of Medical Statistics – University of Sassari, Italy. He got two medical specializations in Infectious Diseases and in Medical Statistics and a PhD in Methodology of Clinical Trials. He is dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery– University of Sassari, Italy. His research activity is focused on medical statistics, epidemiology and prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases, hospital and environmental hygiene, health education.

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