A section of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383).
The recent progress in the field of infectious diseases has been remarkable. Many diseases and conditions, including autoimmune diseases, allergy-related diseases, and malignant diseases have been associated with infectious diseases. Bacteria, parasites, and especially viruses can interfere with the host immune system and induce chronic self-perpetuating conditions. Therefore, the study of the pathogenesis of chronic diseases triggered by infectious agents is playing an increasingly important role as the bridge between basic research and clinical practice, and the significance of translational research has been rapidly increasing in recent years.
In clinical practice, the prevention and treatment of viral infections can contribute to reducing and preventing inflammatory chronic disorders, neoplasms, and various other pathologies.
Finally, chronic infections can represent a relevant factor that influences the treatment and management of metabolic, inflammatory, and neoplastic conditions. Guidelines and recommendations from scientific societies are needed to apply the correct approach for handling these patients.
The section “Infectious Diseases” of the Journal of Clinical Medicine aims to publish articles describing research results on microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, and related disciplines on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases, with a particular focus on the role of infections in the pathogenesis of chronic non-infectious conditions as well as on the treatment of infections as comorbidities of chronic conditions.
Hot research topics include, but are not limited to:
- Infectious diseases epidemiology
- Anti-infective therapy and vaccines
- Emerging infectious diseases
- Role of infections in pathogenesis of chronic non-infectious conditions
- Chronic infections as comorbidities of neoplasms or metabolic and inflammatory disorders
- Infectious adverse events of immunosuppressive or anti-neoplastic drugs
Topical Advisory Panel
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Clinical Research on Infectious Diseases: State of the Art (Deadline: 25 July 2022)
- Medical Management in Tuberculosis: Current Updates and Perspectives (Deadline: 31 July 2022)
- State-of-the Art Foreign Body Associated Infection (Deadline: 20 September 2022)
- Clinical Advances in Bacteremia: From Pathophysiology to New Therapeutic Possibilities (Deadline: 25 September 2022)
- Chronic HCV Infection: Clinical Advances and Eradication Perspectives - Part II (Deadline: 15 October 2022)
- Epidemiology and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (Deadline: 20 October 2022)
- Issues and Challenges of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in COVID-19 (Deadline: 20 October 2022)
- Clinical Features and Outcomes of COVID-19 in Older Adults (Deadline: 20 October 2022)
- Helicobacter pylori Infection and Other Bacterial Infectious Diseases: Complications, Diagnosis and Therapeutic Management (Deadline: 31 October 2022)
- The Consequences of COVID-19 Pandemic on Multidrug-Resistant Organisms, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Antimicrobial Stewardship (Deadline: 30 November 2022)
- The Challenges in Hospital Acquired Infections (Deadline: 15 December 2022)
- Human Papillomavirus Clinical Research: From Infection to Cancer (Deadline: 15 January 2023)
- Clinical Management of Skin Infections (Deadline: 25 January 2023)
- Vaccine against COVID-19: Current State of the Art and Future Perspectives (Deadline: 5 February 2023)
- Complications and Management of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection (Deadline: 5 February 2023)
- Tuberculosis: Clinical and Laboratory Updates and Perspectives (Deadline: 20 February 2023)
- Infective Endocarditis: What is New in the Clinical Research? (Deadline: 31 May 2023)
Following topical collections within this section are currently open for submissions: