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Call for Papers - Febrile illness – diagnosing and caring for preventable and treatable infectious causes of fever

Guest Editor:
Adrian Gonzalez Lopez: Editor - BMC Infectious Diseases, Germany

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 December 2022


BMC Infectious Diseases is calling for submissions to our Collection on original research articles and systematic reviews characterizing the clinical, diagnostic, management, epidemiological, anthropological, and public health aspects of febrile illness in LMIC settings

Meet the Guest Editors

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Adrian Gonzalez Lopez: Editor - BMC Infectious Diseases, Germany

Adrian joined the BioMed Central family as the Editor of BMC Infectious Diseases in March 2021. Before entering the editorial world, Adrian spent twelve years in basic and clinical research studying lung pathologies commonly present in critically ill patients. From 2016 he worked as Principal Investigator at Charité University Hospital in Berlin, developing his research in Ventilator Induced Lung/Brain Injury. The years spent as a researcher have made Adrian appreciate the value of open access and the importance of working for a science based on quality and ethical standards.

About the collection

Fever is one of the most common symptoms leading to healthcare seeking and hospital admission in lower- and middle-income (LMIC) regions of the globe, including health care settings in sub-Saharan Africa, southern and southeastern Asia, and Central and South America. Many febrile illnesses present with non-specific symptoms and signs, and diagnostic options are often very limited, so that empiric treatment predominates. The current recommendations often result in treatable diseases being left untreated or treated with inappropriate antimicrobials on the one hand, and overtreatment of self-limiting conditions with antimicrobials on the other, with important implications for both patient outcomes and the development of antimicrobial resistance.

Improved diagnosis and treatment of febrile illness matter both for the care of individual patients and for public health goals. There are data gaps in both prevalence and incidence of clinically important infections in febrile patients in much of Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. In addition, antimicrobial use and drivers of treatment decisions are only partially understood. There is a need for information on which to base estimates of burden of disease and to guide therapeutic decisions, development and implementation of diagnostic tools and strategies, design of control measures, and resource allocation. The Febrile Illness Evaluation in a Broad Range of Endemicities study (FIEBRE, https://doi.org/10.17037/PUBS.04652739 ) is one example of current research on this topic.

BMC Infectious Diseases invites manuscripts for this collection, which aims to bring together original research articles and systematic reviews characterizing the clinical, diagnostic, management, epidemiological, anthropological, and public health aspects of febrile illness in LMIC settings

There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system Editorial Manager. During the submission process you will be prompted to declare whether you are submitting to a collection or thematic series, select "yes"and then select from the following options "Febrile illness – diagnosing and caring for preventable and treatable infectious causes of fever".

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

Data sets and descriptions relevant to the collection will be considered in BMC Research Notes as Data Notes. You can find out more about this article type here. This type of content will be published in BMC Research Notes and included in the final collection.