Special Issue "Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections in the Immunocompromised Host"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 974
2. Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Department of Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: tuberculosis; HIV; non-tuberculosis mycobacteria; respiratory infections
2. Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital – Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: HIV infection (with a special focus on Eastern Europe); HIV treatment - effect and adverse events; tuberculosis and HIV; opportunistic infections and HIV
2. German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Hamburg-Lübeck-Borstel-Riems, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: tuberculosis; M. tuberculosis; nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM); respiratory infections; epidemiology
The number of immunocompromised patients is steadily increasing due to novel treatment strategies for cancer and autoimmune diseases, as well as prolonged survival in solid and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. However, those patients are vulnerable to a wide range of infections. These include tuberculosis (TB) and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections, which are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. TB and NTM infections remain major causes of death among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), particularly in regions with a high burden of TB. The increasing importance of these infections in immunocompromised hosts is accompanied by a need for a deeper understanding of the respective epidemiology, clinical spectrum, and effective prevention and treatment strategies.
We hope that this Special Issue may act as an appropriate platform to enrich our understanding of tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in the immunocompromised host and make a positive contribution to tackling current challenges associated with these infections. We are welcoming all types of articles for publication, including short reports, original research articles and reviews, and very much look forward to receiving contributions for this Special Issue of Pathogens.
Dr. Daria Podlekareva
Prof. Dr. Ole Kirk
Dr. Thomas Theo Brehm
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- tuberculosis (TB)
- nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)
- Mycobacterium spp.
- immunocompromised host