Special Issue "Chronic Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases"

A special issue of Diseases (ISSN 2079-9721). This special issue belongs to the section "Infectious Disease".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Helieh S. Oz

University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY, USA
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Interests: inflammatory and infectious diseases; nutrients; antioxidants; reactive oxygen radical; gastrointestinal inflammation; inflammatory bowel disease; microbial; parasitic and fungal infectious diseases; hepatic; pancreatic complication; models of infections and inflammation; nutraceutical and therapeutic discoveries

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Millions of patients suffer from some form of chronic inflammatory diseases, with no available cure yet. Inflammation is a defensive body response to various injuries initiated by pathogens, chemicals, and cell damage. While inflammation is required in the body healing process, a persistent and excessive immune response is a significant risk factor for developing chronic inflammatory diseases and various related complications. Gastrointestinal infections alter the gut microbiome and increase the gut’s permeability to toxins. Infections with parasitic, microbial, fungal, and viral agents stimulate the immune response and inflammation. Invasions by pathogenic diseases are linked to the initiation of chronic inflammatory responses and accompanying complications, such as hepatic, pancreatic, cardiovascular, colic, gastrointestinal, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Investigators are invited to submit related original basic, clinical, and translational studies, papers on novel therapeutics and their mechanisms of action, as well as review papers through the Manuscript Tracking System at:


Dr. Helieh S. Oz
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diseases is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • chronic inflammation
  • infectious disease
  • parasitic infection
  • microbial infection
  • fungal infections
  • gastrointestinal
  • cardiovascular
  • digestive disease

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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