Neglected Diseases

Neglected Diseases PLOS Medicine's Neglected Diseases section began with the launch of the journal in October 2004. Up until February 2008, the section focused on tropical infectious diseases, such as Buruli ulcer, trachoma, and hookworm. A list of the 21 articles published from October 2004 to February 2008 can be found in the Supporting Information section of our February 2008 Editorial. With the launch of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases in October 2007, the focus of the Neglected Diseases section of PLOS Medicine shifted from tropical diseases to other health problems that could be considered neglected and that have a significant global burden (such as reproductive and maternal health problems, mental illness in low- and middle-income countries, road traffic injuries, and health problems related to migration and conflict.). Read the February 2008 Editorial for information about the section.

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Cytomegalovirus Retinitis: The Neglected Disease of the AIDS Pandemic

  • David Heiden mail,

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  • Nathan Ford,
  • David Wilson,
  • William R Rodriguez,
  • Todd Margolis,
  • Bart Janssens,
  • Martha Bedelu,
  • Nini Tun,
  • Eric Goemaere,
  • Peter Saranchuk,
  • Kalpana Sabapathy,
  • Frank Smithuis,
  • Emmanuel Luyirika,
  • W. Lawrence Drew
  • Published: December 01, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040334

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Author Contributions

DH developed the studies, collected and analyzed data, and prepared the manuscript. DW collected and analyzed data and helped revise the manuscript. NF, WRR, and TM analyzed data and helped write the manuscript. BJ, MB, NT, PS, FS, and EL helped with study design and data collection. EG and KS helped develop the studies and helped with data collection. WLD helped prepare the manuscript.