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Infection in Rheumatology Practice: Threats, Presentation, and Prevention

Edited by:
Mona Mansour: Ain Shams University, Egypt

Submission Status: Closed   |   Submission Deadline: Closed

Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation is calling for submissions to our Collection on "Infection in Rheumatology Practice: Threats, Presentation, and Prevention".

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About the collection

It is time to highlight the link between rheumatic diseases and infection which should be in mind of the rheumatologists either as a causative or predisposing factor or as mimicker in the differential diagnosis of a rheumatic disease. On the other hand, the new biological era that was introduced and increasingly used across the world has increased the responsibility of rheumatologists to check their patients for potential risk of infections before the introduction of biological therapy. As biologic medications may compromise the body defenses and impact negatively on its resistance to infection, paving the way for microorganisms to flare in an immunocompromised host, treating rheumatologists should be careful and aware of any complication that may arise to the burdened immune system with biological therapy.

Furthermore, the agitated immune system in different rheumatic diseases both in the adult and juvenile population could be triggered with any infection such as septic arthritis, viral infection, eliciting what is called “cytokine storm” which prompts macrophage activation syndrome (MAS); a serious, sometime fatal, disease if not dealt with early and wisely.

We invite rheumatologists all over the world who have special interest in the battle for the ages “when infections meet rheumatic diseases”, to share their experience, knowledge, to cover the various aspects of this disorder and the inter-challenging relationship between these two interacting fields. We believe that the interacting knowledge would be enriched by the proposed topics, diverse experience that would enrich the field of rheumatological practice.

These are some of the suggested topics that you may be interested to submit in, although you are free to submit in any related topic.

We invite authors to write on any topic in which infections play an important role in causation, morbidity, and mortality of rheumatological patient: 

• Immunological relationship between infection and rheumatic diseases
• Vaccination
• Prevention of infection in patients receiving biologics and or DMARDS
• Septic arthritis in Rheumatological patient
• Role of Ultrasonography in septic arthritis
• MAS in rheumatic disease
• Reactive arthropathy
• Case studies

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles and Reviews. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via Editorial Manager. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Infection in Rheumatology Practice: Threats, Presentation, and Prevention" from the dropdown menu.

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.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.