How to write case reports

About this video

Case reports provide valuable information by throwing light on rare and unusual clinical presentations, symptoms or diseases. They show doctors how fellow practitioners have acted in similar situations and thus aid in the decision-making process by sharing best practices. 

The importance of case reports is resonated in the number of high-quality journals solely devoted to publishing case reports. However, the publication of the case reports is highly dependent on the contribution they make and their quality.

In this webinar, two editors of Medical Mycology Case Reports journal provide a guide to writing case reports and encourage you to summarize your clinical experiences while getting a publication in the process. You will come away with the knowledge of setting up and writing a case report, ethical issues to be considered before the publication and how to select an appropriate journal to publish your case report.

About the presenters

Oliver Kurzai

Prof. Oliver Kurzai, M.D, University of Würzburg, Germany, Editor in Chief, Medical Mycology Case Reports

Prof. Oliver Kurzai is Chair for Medical Microbiology and Mycology at the University of Würzburg. He holds an MD with a specialist recognition for microbiology, virology and infection epidemiology. His clinical focus is the diagnosis of fungal infections in the immuno-compromised host. Together with his team of scientists he addresses fundamental principles of invasive fungal infections with a focus on understanding the immunobiology of these infections and identifying new diagnostic targets. He is head of the German National Reference Center for Invasive Fungal Infections (NRZMyk) and serves as Editor in Chief of Medical Mycology Case Reports on behalf of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM).

Adilia Warris

Professor MRC Centre for Medical Mycology

Prof Warris is a paediatric infectious diseases specialist with a specific interest in medical mycology. She is co-director of the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Aberdeen. Prof Warris’ research profile has a strong translational focus and specific areas of interest include the host-fungus interaction in specific patient groups, the development of new management strategies for invasive fungal disease, paediatric antifungal stewardship and the epidemiology of fungal infections in children. Prof Warris chairs the European Paediatric Mycology Network (EPMyN).