International Journal of Tropical Diseases is an open access peer reviewed journal dealing with the infectious diseases that break out in hot, humid conditions, such as malaria, lymphatic filariasis, chagas disease, african trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, and dengue, etc. The journal is open in gathering high quality awareness among diseases thosefall in diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions.
Journal gathers original research, reviews, communications, letters, cases and short articles related to chagas disease, dengue, helminths, african trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, sexually transmitted infections, TB-HIV, TB, neglected tropical diseases, "exotic" diseases, prevention and treatment of tropical diseases, controlling tropical diseases, globalization and disease, etc. The journal includes recent advances in improving the understanding of disease and the safe and effective treatment of patients. Published articles are available online without any barriers to use and reuse under the terms of attribution license.
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Open Access DOI:10.23937/IJTD-2017/1710006
Houda Ben Ayed, Makram Koubaa, Chakib Marrakchi, Khaoula Rekik, Fatma Hammami, Fatma Smaoui, Mariem Ben Hmida, Sourour Yaich, Imed Maaloul, Jamel Damak and Mounir Ben Jemaa
Article Type: REVIEW ARTICLE | First Published: September 03, 2018
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major public health threats, competing with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause of death due to infectious diseases worldwide. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) contributes to the burden of disease and does not receive specific attention in international control strategies. We aimed to give an update on the current epidemiological data of EPTB, to describe its clinical spectrum, to identify the main risk factors and to propose effective preventive...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710005
Gebrehiwet Tesfahuneygn and Gebremichael Gebreegziabher
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 25, 2018
Vaccines have been hailed as one of the greatest achievements in the public health during the past century. So far, the development of safe and efficacious vaccines has been a major barrier for other infectious agents including fungi, partly due to of our lack of knowledge about the mechanisms that underpin protective immunity....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710004
Akinneye JO, Fasidi MM, Afolabi OJ and Adesina FP
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 04, 2 018
Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis) is water borne parasitic disease caused by a blood fluke (trematode) of the genus Schistosoma. Adult schistosome worms live in mammalian host and the intermediate host is aquatic snail. Schistosomiasis ranks second to malaria in terms of prevalence and persistence with grave public health and socio-economic importance in endemic communities. This study assessed the prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis among students of five selected secondary schools in Ifedore Lo...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710003
Lakshmi Vemu, Ashok R, Chaitanya Veena and G Satyanarayana
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 04, 2 018
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTMs) are increasingly encountered in recent times. We describe a case of a chronic non-healing ulcer on the foot of a young immunocompetent lady caused by Mycobacterium simiae. The diagnostic approach and successful management of the case have been reviewed. This is probably the first case report SSTI due to M. simiae from India....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710002
Evans Paul Kwame Ameade, Cynthia Gbolo Tee, Henrietta Chefudeme Dakurah and Hamdaratu Mateko Opata
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 20, 2018
Malaria caused by various species of Plasmodium had brought untold socio-economic burden to poor and developing countries of the world. Most malaria associated deaths occur in children below 5 years. The suggestion that antibodies and toxic nature of fetal hemoglobin provide immunity against malaria in children less than 6 months had been disproven. With Ghana having no treatment guideline on the management of uncomplicated malaria in this age gr...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710001
Christophe Kouakou Nguessan, Serge Kouadio Agbo, Youssouf Traore, Cyrille Gourmanon, Daniel Kouadio Ekra and Simplice Ncho Dagnan
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 16, 2018
Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus. Rubella is a major cause of miscarriage or serious birth defects in a developing baby if a woman is infected while she is pregnant. Côte d'Ivoire is a country that is not immunizing against rubella in its Expend program on immunization (EPI)....
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