Journal of
Infectious Diseases and Immunity

  • Abbreviation: J. Infect. Dis. Immun.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2375
  • DOI: 10.5897/JIDI
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 87

Table of Content: 15 October, 2011; 3(11)

October 2011

HIV/AIDS in North-Eastern Nigeria: A review

The HIV/AIDS situation in Nigeria has undergone a lot of transformation following a long period that was plagued by superstition and denial. The HIV Sero Prevalence Sentinel Surveys were conducted among the antenatal clinic (ANC) attendees in Nigeria being considered to be a homogenous community of persons with steady sexual partners. Included in the survey were pregnant women aged between 15 to 49 years of age from...

Author(s): Garbati, Musa A, Abba, Abdullah A, Kabrang, Danjuma N and Yusuph, H

October 2011

Progression of disease in a more clinically relevant mouse model of respiratory melioidosis

In acute and lethal infections, antibiotics reduce mortality and therefore extend the duration of the immune response. The progression of the immune response to acute,Burkholderia pseudomallei K96243 infection, via the aerosol route, in BALB/c mice treated with doxycycline (7 days, daily, orally) was explored. The therapy extended survival and limited bacterial growth in the lungs. After cessation of antibiotic...

Author(s): Thomas R. Laws, Andrew J. H. Simpson and Michelle Nelson

October 2011

Prevalance of tuberculosis in patients on hemodialysıs and peritoneal dialysis

It has been shown that the incidence of tuberculosis is higher in dialysis patients than general population. We retrospectively compared herein, the prevalance, frequency, clinical features and outcome of tuberculosis in patients on chronic hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) program for more than three months. We screened 1040 HD and 345 PD patients. The prevalence of tuberculosis was higher in HD...

Author(s): Pelin Karadag, Meltem Gursu, Savas Ozturk, Serhat Karadag,  Zeki Aydin, Sami Uzun, Emel Tatli, Abdullah Sumnu, Riza Umar Gursu and Rumeyza Kazancioglu