Infectious Diseases Group

Research Overview

Under the campus partnership, our research is embedded in MCRI.  Full research profile may be found at or

The research of the Infectious Diseases Group focuses on improving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases in children. It comprises both clinical and laboratory-based research studies. The clinical research aspect includes randomised controlled trials, observational studies and systematic reviews of best practice. Our laboratory research encompasses basic and applied medical microbiology, as well as immunological studies to explore the mechanisms by which pathogens cause disease and their interaction with the host immune response.

We have a particular interest in infections that are important to child health worldwide such as tuberculosis and other respiratory infections, diarrhoeal illnesses and neonatal sepsis. A major focus of our research involves improving the diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis by identifying and validating novel cytokine biomarkers. Another key focus of our current work is the investigation of the heterologous effects of BCG vaccination. Our team is investigating the hypothesis that the immunomodulatory effects of BCG influence the development of infant immunity to enhance protection against infections and reduce susceptibility to allergic disease. In a large randomised controlled trial, the Melbourne Infant Study: BCG for Allergy and Infection Reduction (MIS BAIR), we are closely following over 1200 infants over the first five years of life with embedded clinical and immunological studies.


International Collaborations:

  • Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
  • University of Oxford


  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • John Burge Trust

Research Publications

1. Corticosteroids and infliximab impair the performance of interferon-γ release assays used for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis.

Edwards A, Gao Y, Allan RN, Ball D, de Graaf H, Coelho T, Clifford V, Curtis N, Williams A, Faust SN, Mansour S, Marshall B, Elkington P, Tebruegge M.

Thorax. 2017 Feb 3. pii: thoraxjnl-2016-209397. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209397. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28159773

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2. Antimicrobial Effects of Antipyretics.

Zimmermann P, Curtis N.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jan 30. pii: AAC.02268-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02268-16. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28137805

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3. Mycobacterium gordonae Skin Infection in an Immunocompetent Child.

Freyne B, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Jan 19. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001549. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28114153

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4. Evidence of Microvascular Changes in the Retina following Kawasaki Disease.

Chen KY, Burgner DP, Wong TY, Saw SM, Quek SC, Pang AY, Leo SW, Wong IB, Zannino D, Curtis N, Cheung M, Cheung CY, Lim TC.

Sci Rep. 2017 Jan 17;7:40513. doi: 10.1038/srep40513.

PMID: 28094311 Free PMC Article

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5. Brachial Plexus Palsy in Young Infants Harboring Osteomyelitis of the Humerus - Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Zimmermann P, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Dec 28. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001520. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28033242

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6. Potential role for BCG in treatment of autoimmune diseases.

Curtis N.

BMJ. 2016 Nov 21;355:i6091. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i6091. No abstract available.

PMID: 27872104

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7. A personalised approach is needed for the management of non-tuberculous mycobacterial cervicofacial lymphadenitis.

Zimmermann P, Tebruegge M, Curtis N, Ritz N.

J Infect. 2016 Oct;73(4):391-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2016.07.017. No abstract available.

PMID: 27506394

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8. Interferon-gamma Release Assays Should Not Replace Tuberculin Skin Tests in Screening Programs for Children.

Tebruegge M, Clifford V, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Aug;35(8):929. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001195. No abstract available.

PMID: 27416010

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9. Comparable CD4 and CD8 T cell responses and cytokine release after at-birth and delayed BCG immunisation in infants born in Australia.

Ritz N, Casalaz D, Donath S, Tebruegge M, Dutta B, Connell TG, Robins-Browne R, Britton WJ, Hanekom WA, Curtis N.

Vaccine. 2016 Jul 29;34(35):4132-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.06.077.

PMID: 27396518

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10. Preface.Curtis N, Pollard AJ, Finn A, Ramilo O, Dobson S, Warris A, van Rossum A.

J Infect. 2016 Jul 5;72 Suppl:1. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2016.06.003. No abstract available.

PMID: 27339109

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11. Antibiotic duration and timing of the switch from intravenous to oral route for bacterial infections in children: systematic review and guidelines.

McMullan BJ, Andresen D, Blyth CC, Avent ML, Bowen AC, Britton PN, Clark JE, Cooper CM, Curtis N, Goeman E, Hazelton B, Haeusler GM, Khatami A, Newcombe JP, Osowicki J, Palasanthiran P, Starr M, Lai T, Nourse C, Francis JR, Isaacs D, Bryant PA; ANZPID-ASAP group..

Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Aug;16(8):e139-52. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30024-X. Review.

PMID: 27321363

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12. QUESTION 1: Teething issues: can doxycycline be safely used in young children?

Boast A, Curtis N, Gwee A.

Arch Dis Child. 2016 Aug;101(8):772-4. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-310964. No abstract available.

PMID: 27312004

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13.Synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome - A challenging diagnosis not to be missed.

Zimmermann P, Curtis N.

J Infect. 2016 Jul 5;72 Suppl:S106-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2016.04.030.

PMID: 27263075

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14.Harnessing the beneficial heterologous effects of vaccination.

Goodridge HS, Ahmed SS, Curtis N, Kollmann TR, Levy O, Netea MG, Pollard AJ, van Crevel R, Wilson CB.

Nat Rev Immunol. 2016 Jun;16(6):392-400. doi: 10.1038/nri.2016.43. Review.

PMID: 27157064 Free PMC Article

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15.Toxic shock syndrome in Australian children.

Chen KY, Cheung M, Burgner DP, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2016 Aug;101(8):736-40. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-310121.

PMID: 27117838

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16.Interrupted BCG vaccination is a major threat to global child health.

Marais BJ, Seddon JA, Detjen AK, van der Werf MJ, Grzemska M, Hesseling AC, Curtis N, Graham SM; WHO Child TB Subgroup..

Lancet Respir Med. 2016 Apr;4(4):251-3. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(16)00099-0. No abstract available.

PMID: 27016867

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17.Voriconazole dosing and therapeutic drug monitoring in children: experience from a paediatric tertiary care centre.

Boast A, Curtis N, Cranswick N, Gwee A.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Jul;71(7):2031-6. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkw056.

PMID: 27009030

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18.Kawasaki disease and cardiovascular risk: a comprehensive review of subclinical vascular changes in the longer term.

Chen KY, Curtis N, Dahdah N, Kowalski R, Cheung M, Burgner DP.

Acta Paediatr. 2016 Jul;105(7):752-61. doi: 10.1111/apa.13367. Review.

PMID: 26880292

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19.Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease in Children - Epidemiology, Diagnosis & Management at a Tertiary Center.

Tebruegge M, Pantazidou A, MacGregor D, Gonis G, Leslie D, Sedda L, Ritz N, Connell T, Curtis N.

PLoS One. 2016 Jan 26;11(1):e0147513. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147513.

PMID: 26812154 Free PMC Article

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20.QUESTION 1: Are household contacts of patients with invasive group A streptococcal disease at higher risk of secondary infection?

Carr JP, Curtis N, Smeesters PR, Steer A.

Arch Dis Child. 2016 Feb;101(2):198-201. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309788. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 26792903

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21.VITALITY trial: protocol for a randomised controlled trial to establish the role of postnatal vitamin D supplementation in infant immune health.

Allen KJ, Panjari M, Koplin JJ, Ponsonby AL, Vuillermin P, Gurrin LC, Greaves R, Carvalho N, Dalziel K, Tang ML, Lee KJ, Wake M, Curtis N, Dharmage SC.

BMJ Open. 2015 Dec 16;5(12):e009377. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009377.

PMID: 26674499 Free PMC Article

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22.Interferon gamma release assays for monitoring the response to treatment for tuberculosis: A systematic review.

Clifford V, He Y, Zufferey C, Connell T, Curtis N.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2015 Dec;95(6):639-50. doi: 10.1016/ Review.

PMID: 26515270

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23.Question 1: Co-trimoxazole dosing dilemma: what is the right dose?

Boast A, Osowicki J, Cole T, Curtis N, Gwee A.

Arch Dis Child. 2015 Nov;100(11):1089-93. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309100. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 26408788

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24.Sharps injuries in the community: lower risk than in healthcare settings.

Osowicki J, Curtis N.

BMJ. 2015 Sep 8;351:h4766. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h4766. No abstract available.

PMID: 26350382

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25.Monitoring Central Venous Catheter Resistance to Predict Imminent Occlusion: A Prospective Pilot Study.

Wolf J, Tang L, Rubnitz JE, Brennan RC, Shook DR, Stokes DC, Monagle P, Curtis N, Worth LJ, Allison K, Sun Y, Flynn PM.

PLoS One. 2015 Aug 31;10(8):e0135904. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135904.

PMID: 26322512 Free PMC Article

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26.Effective CSF concentrations achieved with continuous-infusion flucloxacillin in a child.

Boast A, Carr J, Curtis N, Daley AJ, Gwee A.

Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Dec;71(12):1535-7. doi: 10.1007/s00228-015-1928-6. No abstract available.

PMID: 26303111

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27.Serum IP-10 in the diagnosis of latent and active tuberculosis.

Clifford V, Tebruegge M, Zufferey C, Germano S, Denholm J, Street A, McBryde E, Eisen D, Curtis N.

J Infect. 2015 Dec;71(6):696-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2015.08.001. No abstract available.

PMID: 26271898

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28.Streptococcal Serology: Secrets for the Specialist.

Steer AC, Smeesters PR, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Nov;34(11):1250-2. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000881. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 26270790

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29.Diagnostic Tests for Childhood Tuberculosis: Past Imperfect, Present Tense and Future Perfect?

Tebruegge M, Ritz N, Curtis N, Shingadia D.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Sep;34(9):1014-9. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000796. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 26107342

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30.BCG for the prevention of food allergy - exploring a new use for an old vaccine.

Kiraly N, Allen KJ, Curtis N.

Med J Aust. 2015 Jun 15;202(11):565-6. No abstract available.

PMID: 26068678

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31.Mycobacteria-Specific Cytokine Responses Detect Tuberculosis Infection and Distinguish Latent from Active Tuberculosis.

Tebruegge M, Dutta B, Donath S, Ritz N, Forbes B, Camacho-Badilla K, Clifford V, Zufferey C, Robins-Browne R, Hanekom W, Graham SM, Connell T, Curtis N.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Aug 15;192(4):485-99. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201501-0059OC.

PMID: 26030187

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32.Posaconazole: promising but problematic in practice in pediatric patients.

Gwee A, Cranswick N, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Jun;34(6):604-6. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000635. Review.

PMID: 25973938

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33.Australia-wide Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Prescribing in Neonatal Units: How Much and How Good?

Osowicki J, Gwee A, Noronha J, Britton PN, Isaacs D, Lai TB, Nourse C, Avent M, Moriarty P, Francis JR, Blyth CC, Cooper CM, Bryant PA; ANZPID-ASAP group (Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Infectious Diseases-Australasian Stewardship of Antimicrobials in Paediatrics)..

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Aug;34(8):e185-90. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000719.

PMID: 25961896

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34.Limitations of current tuberculosis screening tests in immunosuppressed patients.

Clifford V, Tebruegge M, Curtis N.

BMJ. 2015 Apr 28;350:h2226. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h2226. No abstract available.

PMID: 25921753

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35.The impact of anti-tuberculous antibiotics and corticosteroids on cytokine production in QuantiFERON-TB Gold In Tube assays.

Clifford V, Zufferey C, Germano S, Ryan N, Leslie D, Street A, Denholm J, Tebruegge M, Curtis N.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2015 May;95(3):343-9. doi: 10.1016/

PMID: 25837441

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36.Cytokines for monitoring anti-tuberculous therapy: A systematic review.

Clifford V, Zufferey C, Street A, Denholm J, Tebruegge M, Curtis N.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2015 May;95(3):217-28. doi: 10.1016/ Review.

PMID: 25797612

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37.BCG-associated heterologous immunity, a historical perspective: intervention studies in animal models of infectious diseases.

Freyne B, Marchant A, Curtis N.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Apr;109(4):287. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trv021. No abstract available.

PMID: 25770252

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38.A cautionary tale about treatment of neonatal enteroviral disease.

Bryant PA, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Apr;34(4):460. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000588. No abstract available.

PMID: 25760572

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39.The management of non-tuberculous cervicofacial lymphadenitis in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Zimmermann P, Tebruegge M, Curtis N, Ritz N.

J Infect. 2015 Jul;71(1):9-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2015.02.010. Review.

PMID: 25727993

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40.Antimicrobial stewardship resources and activities for children in tertiary hospitals in Australasia: a comprehensive survey.

Bryant PA; Australasian Stewardship of Antimicrobials in Paediatrics group..

Med J Aust. 2015 Feb 16;202(3):134-8.

PMID: 25669475

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41.BCG-associated heterologous immunity, a historical perspective: intervention studies in animal models of infectious diseases.

Freyne B, Marchant A, Curtis N.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jan;109(1):52-61. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru197. Review. Erratum in: Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Apr;109(4):287.

PMID: 25573109

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42.BCG-associated heterologous immunity, a historical perspective: experimental models and immunological mechanisms.

Freyne B, Marchant A, Curtis N.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jan;109(1):46-51. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru196. Review.

PMID: 25573108

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43.ASO titer or not? When to use streptococcal serology: a guide for clinicians.

Parks T, Smeesters PR, Curtis N, Steer AC.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 May;34(5):845-9. doi: 10.1007/s10096-014-2303-8. Review.

PMID: 25560708

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44.Toxic shock syndrome: under-recognised and under-treated?

Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2014 Dec;99(12):1062-4. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306601. No abstract available.

PMID: 25395586

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45.Hospital-wide rollout of antimicrobial stewardship: a stepped-wedge randomized trial.

Freyne B, Carr J, Osowicki J, Steer A, Curtis N, Bryant PA.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Feb 15;60(4):666. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu899. No abstract available.

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46.Minimizing nephrotoxicity using continuous infusion of deoxycholate amphotericin B.

Gwee A, Cranswick N, Connell TG, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Oct;33(10):1098. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000380. No abstract available.

PMID: 25361191

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47.Reply to Banderet-Uglioni et al.

Carapetis JR, Jacoby P, Carville K, Ang SJ, Curtis N, Andrews R.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jan 15;60(2):323-4. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu829. No abstract available.

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48.Hot topics in infection and immunity in children.

Curtis N, Pollard AJ, Finn A.

J Infect. 2014 Nov;69 Suppl 1:S1. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2014.09.009. No abstract available.

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49.Novel concepts in the epidemiology, diagnosis and prevention of childhood tuberculosis.

Ritz N, Curtis N.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2014 Sep 10;144:w14000. doi: 10.4414/smw.2014.14000. Review.

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50.Question 2: A pointed question: is a child at risk following a community-acquired needlestick injury?

Osowicki J, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2014 Dec;99(12):1172-5. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306929. Review. No abstract available.

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51.Orange alert.

Osowicki J, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2014 Oct;99(10):964. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307052. No abstract available.

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52.Wash your hands after playing with that dragon!

Wolf J, Curtis N.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2014 Dec;50(12):1023-4. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12633. No abstract available.

PMID: 24953486

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53.Causes of fever in outpatient Tanzanian children.

Osowicki J, Curtis N.

N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 5;370(23):2242-3. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1403839#SA2. No abstract available.

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54.Pristinamycin: old drug, new tricks?

Cooper EC, Curtis N, Cranswick N, Gwee A.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Sep;69(9):2319-25. doi: 10.1093/jac/dku167. Review.

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55.A systematic and functional classification of Streptococcus pyogenes that serves as a new tool for molecular typing and vaccine development.

Sanderson-Smith M, De Oliveira DM, Guglielmini J, McMillan DJ, Vu T, Holien JK, Henningham A, Steer AC, Bessen DE, Dale JB, Curtis N, Beall BW, Walker MJ, Parker MW, Carapetis JR, Van Melderen L, Sriprakash KS, Smeesters PR; M Protein Study Group..

J Infect Dis. 2014 Oct 15;210(8):1325-38. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu260.

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56.Effectiveness of clindamycin and intravenous immunoglobulin, and risk of disease in contacts, in invasive group a streptococcal infections.

Carapetis JR, Jacoby P, Carville K, Ang SJ, Curtis N, Andrews R.

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 1;59(3):358-65. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu304.

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57. Question 2: which infants with congenital cytomegalovirus infection benefit from antiviral therapy?

Gwee A, Curtis N, Garland SM, Connell TG, Daley AJ.

Arch Dis Child. 2014 Jun;99(6):597-601. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306082. Review. No abstract available.

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58.Infants born in Australia to mothers from countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis: to BCG or not to BCG? In reply.

Gwee A, Rodrigo R, Casalaz D, Ritz N, Curtis N.

Med J Aust. 2014 Feb 17;200(3):149-50. No abstract available.

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59.Susceptibility to acute rheumatic fever based on differential expression of genes involved in cytotoxicity, chemotaxis, and apoptosis.

Bryant PA, Smyth GK, Gooding T, Oshlack A, Harrington Z, Currie B, Carapetis JR, Robins-Browne R, Curtis N.

Infect Immun. 2014 Feb;82(2):753-61. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01152-13.

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60.Does neonatal BCG vaccination prevent allergic disease in later life?

Freyne B, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2014 Feb;99(2):182-4. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305655. Review. No abstract available.

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61.Long-term persistence of immunity and B-cell memory following Haemophilus influenzae type B conjugate vaccination in early childhood and response to booster.

Perrett KP, John TM, Jin C, Kibwana E, Yu LM, Curtis N, Pollard AJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Apr;58(7):949-59. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu001.

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62.Neonatal vancomycin continuous infusion: still a confusion?

Gwee A, Cranswick N, Metz D, Coghlan B, Daley AJ, Bryant PA, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jun;33(6):600-5. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000243. Review.

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63.Formal infectious diseases consultations at a tertiary pediatric hospital: a 14-year review.

Gwee A, Carapetis JR, Buttery J, Starr M, Connell TG, Steer A, Bryant PA, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Apr;33(4):411-3. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000113.

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64.Ganciclovir for the treatment of congenital cytomegalovirus: what are the side effects?

Gwee A, Curtis N, Connell TG, Garland S, Daley AJ.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jan;33(1):115. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000032. No abstract available.

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65.Bullous herpes zoster.

Wong KJ, Osowicki J, Seaby E, Curtis N, Gwee A.

J Pediatr. 2014 Mar;164(3):667. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.10.026. No abstract available.

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66.Streptococcal superantigens: categorization and clinical associations.

Commons RJ, Smeesters PR, Proft T, Fraser JD, Robins-Browne R, Curtis N.

Trends Mol Med. 2014 Jan;20(1):48-62. doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2013.10.004. Review.

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67.Ureaplasma--Are you sitting comfortably?

Gwee A, Curtis N.

J Infect. 2014 Jan;68 Suppl 1:S19-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2013.09.027. Review.

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68.The contribution of non-conventional T cells and NK cells in the mycobacterial-specific IFNγ response in Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-immunized infants.

Zufferey C, Germano S, Dutta B, Ritz N, Curtis N.

PLoS One. 2013 Oct 3;8(10):e77334. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077334.

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69.Hot topics in infection and immunity in children--Papers from the 10th annual IIC meeting, Oxford, UK, 2012. Preface.

Curtis N, Pollard AJ, Finn A.

J Infect. 2014 Jan;68 Suppl 1:S1. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2013.09.008. No abstract available.

PMID: 24091192

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70.Sleep and infection: no snooze, you lose?

Bryant PA, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Oct;32(10):1135-7. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182a4d610. Review. No abstract available.

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71.Replication and meta-analysis of GWAS identified susceptibility loci in Kawasaki disease confirm the importance of B lymphoid tyrosine kinase (BLK) in disease susceptibility.

Chang CJ, Kuo HC, Chang JS, Lee JK, Tsai FJ, Khor CC, Chang LC, Chen SP, Ko TM, Liu YM, Chen YJ, Hong YM, Jang GY, Hibberd ML, Kuijpers T, Burgner D, Levin M, Burns JC, Davila S; International Kawasaki Disease Genetics Consortium.; Korean Kawasaki Disease Genetics Consortium.; Taiwan Kawasaki Disease Genetics Consortium., Chen YT, Chen CH, Wu JY, Lee YC.

PLoS One. 2013 Aug 30;8(8):e72037. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072037.

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72.Ureaplasma meningitis and subdural collections in a neonate.

Gwee A, Chinnappan M, Starr M, Curtis N, Pellicano A, Bryant P.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Sep;32(9):1043-4. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31829ae285. No abstract available.

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73.Infants born in Australia to mothers from countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis: to BCG or not to BCG?

Gwee A, Rodrigo R, Casalaz D, Ritz N, Curtis N.

Med J Aust. 2013 Sep 2;199(5):324-6. No abstract available.

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74.Central line-associated bloodstream infection in children: an update on treatment.

Wolf J, Curtis N, Worth LJ, Flynn PM.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Aug;32(8):905-10. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182996b6e. Review. No abstract available.

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75.Antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteremia in pediatric oncology patients--risk factors and outcomes.

Haeusler GM, Mechinaud F, Daley AJ, Starr M, Shann F, Connell TG, Bryant PA, Donath S, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jul;32(7):723-6. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31828aebc8.

PMID: 23838774

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76.The antibiotic resistance and prescribing in European Children project: a neonatal and pediatric antimicrobial web-based point prevalence survey in 73 hospitals worldwide.

Versporten A, Sharland M, Bielicki J, Drapier N, Vankerckhoven V, Goossens H; ARPEC Project Group Members..

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jun;32(6):e242-53. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318286c612.

PMID: 23838740

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77.Question 1: what are the options for treating latent TB infection in children?

Gwee A, Coghlan B, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2013 Jun;98(6):468-74. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-303876. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 23661667

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78.Non-typhoidal Salmonella in children: microbiology, epidemiology and treatment.

Haeusler GM, Curtis N.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2013;764:13-26. Review.

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79.An update on Kawasaki disease II: clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.

Yim D, Curtis N, Cheung M, Burgner D.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2013 Aug;49(8):614-23. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12221. Review.

PMID: 23647873

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80.To x-ray or not to x-ray? Screening asymptomatic children for pulmonary TB: a retrospective audit.

Gwee A, Pantazidou A, Ritz N, Tebruegge M, Connell TG, Cain T, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2013 Jun;98(6):401-4. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-303672.

PMID: 23606714

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81.Non-specific effect of Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine on the immune response to routine immunisations.

Ritz N, Mui M, Balloch A, Curtis N.

Vaccine. 2013 Jun 26;31(30):3098-103. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.03.059.

PMID: 23583897

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82.Heterologous ("nonspecific") and sex-differential effects of vaccines: epidemiology, clinical trials, and emerging immunologic mechanisms.

Flanagan KL, van Crevel R, Curtis N, Shann F, Levy O; Optimmunize Network..

Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Jul;57(2):283-9. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit209. Review.

PMID: 23572484 Free PMC Article

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83.Update on Kawasaki disease: epidemiology, aetiology and pathogenesis.

Yim D, Curtis N, Cheung M, Burgner D.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2013 Sep;49(9):704-8. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12172. Review.

PMID: 23560706

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84.Reply: Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine: innate immunity and nonspecific effects.

Ritz N, Casalaz D, Hanekom WA, Britton WJ, Dutta B, Donath S, Connell TG, Tebruegge M, Robins-Browne R, Curtis N.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Apr 1;187(7):779-80. No abstract available.

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85.Prednisolone added to intravenous immunoglobulin treatment improves outcome in children with severe Kawasaki disease.

Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2013 Apr;98(2):77-8. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-303413. No abstract available.

PMID: 23492399

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86.Central venous access device-related infections in patients with haemophilia.

Yeoh ZH, Furmedge J, Ekert J, Crameri J, Curtis N, Barnes C.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2013 Mar;49(3):242-5. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12112.

PMID: 23438133

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87.Tuberculosis in children.

Tebruegge M, Connell T, Curtis N.

N Engl J Med. 2012 Oct 18;367(16):1568; author reply 1569. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1210173#SA2. No abstract available.

PMID: 23075192

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88.Interferon-γ release assays for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in children.

Tebruegge M, Connell TG, Ritz N, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2013 Mar;98(3):239-40. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-302798. No abstract available.

PMID: 23019290

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89.Hip to the heart.

Haeusler GM, Goeman E, Cheung M, Creati M, Curtis N.

Lancet. 2012 Sep 1;380(9844):858. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60573-X. No abstract available.

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90.A national prospective surveillance study of acute rheumatic fever in Australian children.

Noonan S, Zurynski YA, Currie BJ, McDonald M, Wheaton G, Nissen M, Curtis N, Isaacs D, Richmond P, Ramsay JM, Elliott EJ, Carapetis JR.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jan;32(1):e26-32. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31826faeb3.

PMID: 22926211

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91.Ethanol lock therapy in pediatric hematology and oncology.

Wolf J, Shenep JL, Clifford V, Curtis N, Flynn PM.

Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jan;60(1):18-25. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24249. Review.

PMID: 22911535

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92.B cell memory to a serogroup C meningococcal conjugate vaccine in childhood and response to booster: little association with serum IgG antibody.

Perrett KP, Jin C, Clutterbuck E, John TM, Winter AP, Kibwana E, Yu LM, Curtis N, Pollard AJ.

J Immunol. 2012 Sep 1;189(5):2673-81. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1200451.

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93.A comparative analysis of polyfunctional T cells and secreted cytokines induced by Bacille Calmette-Guérin immunisation in children and adults.

Ritz N, Strach M, Yau C, Dutta B, Tebruegge M, Connell TG, Hanekom WA, Britton WJ, Robins-Browne R, Curtis N.

PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e37535. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037535.

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94.Invasive group a streptococcal disease: epidemiology, pathogenesis and management.

Steer AC, Lamagni T, Curtis N, Carapetis JR.

Drugs. 2012 Jun 18;72(9):1213-27. doi: 10.2165/11634180-000000000-00000. Review.

PMID: 22686614

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95.Adenovirus: an overview for pediatric infectious diseases specialists.

Tebruegge M, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Jun;31(6):626-7. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318250b066. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 22592487

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96.The role of Panton-Valentine leukocidin in Staphylococcus aureus musculoskeletal infections in children.

Ritz N, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 May;31(5):514-8. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31824f18cb. Review.

PMID: 22327874

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97.Question 1. Do febrile convulsions cause CSF pleocytosis?

Haeusler GM, Tebruegge M, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2012 Feb;97(2):172-5. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2011-301223. Review. No abstract available.

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98.To TST or not to TST: is tuberculin skin testing necessary before BCG immunisation in children?

Ritz N, Tebruegge M, Camacho-Badilla K, Haeusler GM, Connell TG, Curtis N.

Vaccine. 2012 Feb 14;30(8):1434-6. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.11.099. Review.

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99.Mycobacterium marinum infection.

Tebruegge M, Curtis N.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2011;719:201-10. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-0204-6_17. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 22125046

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100.The age-related risk of co-existing meningitis in children with urinary tract infection.

Tebruegge M, Pantazidou A, Clifford V, Gonis G, Ritz N, Connell T, Curtis N.

PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e26576. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026576.

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101.The influence of bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine strain on the immune response against tuberculosis: a randomized trial.

Ritz N, Dutta B, Donath S, Casalaz D, Connell TG, Tebruegge M, Robins-Browne R, Hanekom WA, Britton WJ, Curtis N.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Jan 15;185(2):213-22. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201104-0714OC.

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102.Disruption of vascular homeostasis in patients with Kawasaki disease: involvement of vascular endothelial growth factor and angiopoietins.

Breunis WB, Davila S, Shimizu C, Oharaseki T, Takahashi K, van Houdt M, Khor CC, Wright VJ, Levin M, Burns JC, Burgner D, Hibberd ML, Kuijpers TW; International Kawasaki Disease Genetics Consortium..

Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Jan;64(1):306-15. doi: 10.1002/art.33316.

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103.Kawasaki disease as a cause of encephalitis.

Burgner D, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2011 Oct;96(10):988-9. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2011-300613. No abstract available.

PMID: 21903602

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104.Technical variability is greater than biological variability in a microarray experiment but both are outweighed by changes induced by stimulation.

Bryant PA, Smyth GK, Robins-Browne R, Curtis N.

PLoS One. 2011;6(5):e19556. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019556.

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105.Absence of interferon-gamma release assay conversion following tuberculin skin testing.

Ritz N, Yau C, Connell TG, Tebruegge M, Leslie D, Curtis N.

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2011 Jun;15(6):767-9. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.10.0339.

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106.Genome-wide linkage and association mapping identify susceptibility alleles in ABCC4 for Kawasaki disease.

Khor CC, Davila S, Shimizu C, Sheng S, Matsubara T, Suzuki Y, Newburger JW, Baker A, Burgner D, Breunis W, Kuijpers T, Wright VJ, Levin M, Hibberd ML, Burns JC; US and International Kawasaki Disease Genetics Consortia..

J Med Genet. 2011 Jul;48(7):467-72. doi: 10.1136/jmg.2010.086611.

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107.Question 1. How common is co-existing meningitis in infants with urinary tract infection?

Tebruegge M, Pantazidou A, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2011 Jun;96(6):602-6. doi: 10.1136/adc.2011.215277. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 21562337

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108.Tuberculous dactylitis--an easily missed diagnosis.

Ritz N, Connell TG, Tebruegge M, Johnstone BR, Curtis N.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Nov;30(11):1303-10. doi: 10.1007/s10096-011-1239-5. Review.

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109.Oral ivermectin for the treatment of pediculosis capitis.

Tebruegge M, Pantazidou A, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Apr;30(4):362-3. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31820ea00c. No abstract available.

PMID: 21407040

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110.A practical approach to eosinophilia in a child arriving or returning from the tropics.

Bryant P, Curtis N.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2011;697:289-99. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-7185-2_20. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 21120734

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111.The potential danger of a solely interferon-gamma release assay-based approach to testing for latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children.

Connell TG, Tebruegge M, Ritz N, Bryant P, Curtis N.

Thorax. 2011 Mar;66(3):263-4; author reply 265. doi: 10.1136/thx.2010.143396. No abstract available.

PMID: 20980248

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112.Perception, attitudes and knowledge regarding the 2009 swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus pandemic among health-care workers in Australia.

Tebruegge M, Pantazidou A, Ritz N, Connell T, Bryant P, Donath S, Curtis N.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2010 Nov;46(11):673-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01820.x.

PMID: 20796180

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113.What's bugging you? An update on the treatment of head lice infestation.

Tebruegge M, Pantazidou A, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2011 Feb;96(1):2-8. doi: 10.1136/adc.2009.178038. Review.

PMID: 20688849

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114.Lessons learned from an unusual presentation of CD3+, CD56- T-cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia.

Lee RJ, Ritz N, Chan AC, Berzins SP, Came N, Curtis N, Lim A, Harrison SJ.

J Clin Oncol. 2010 Oct 1;28(28):e498-502. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2010.29.1898. No abstract available.

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115.Discordance between TSTs and IFN-gamma release assays: the role of NTM and the relevance of mycobacterial sensitins.

Tebruegge M, Connell T, Ritz N, Bryant PA, Curtis N.

Eur Respir J. 2010 Jul;36(1):214-5; author reply 215-6. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00025510. No abstract available.

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116.Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Australian children.

Wolf J, Daley AJ, Tilse MH, Nimmo GR, Bell S, Howell AJ, Keil AD, Lawrence A, Curtis N.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2010 Jul;46(7-8):404-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01751.x.

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117.Mycobacterium marinum infection following kayaking injury.

Tebruegge M, Connell T, Ritz N, Orchard D, Curtis N.

Int J Infect Dis. 2010 Sep;14 Suppl 3:e305-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2010.02.2246. No abstract available.

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118.Reversion and conversion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis IFN-gamma ELISpot results during anti-tuberculous treatment in HIV-infected children.

Connell TG, Davies MA, Johannisen C, Wood K, Pienaar S, Wilkinson KA, Wilkinson RJ, Zar HJ, Beatty D, Nicol MP, Curtis N, Eley B.

BMC Infect Dis. 2010 May 27;10:138. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-138.

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119.Antibody persistence after serogroup C meningococcal conjugate immunization of United Kingdom primary-school children in 1999-2000 and response to a booster: a phase 4 clinical trial.

Perrett KP, Winter AP, Kibwana E, Jin C, John TM, Yu LM, Borrow R, Curtis N, Pollard AJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jun 15;50(12):1601-10. doi: 10.1086/652765.

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120.Clinical and microbiologic features associated with novel swine-origin influenza A pandemic 2009 (H1N1) virus in children: a prospective cohort study.

Bryant PA, Tebruegge M, Papadakis G, Clarke C, Barnett P, Daley AJ, South M, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Aug;29(8):694-8. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181de4b9c.

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121.Adenovirus infection in the immunocompromised host.

Tebruegge M, Curtis N.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010;659:153-74. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0981-7_13. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 20204763

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122.Picture of the month. Sinusitis complicated by epidural abscess.

Tebruegge M, Curtis N, Wallace D, Starr M, Bryant P.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Mar;164(3):289-91. doi: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.2-a. No abstract available.

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123.Indeterminate interferon-gamma release assay results in children.

Connell TG, Tebruegge M, Ritz N, Bryant PA, Leslie D, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Mar;29(3):285-6. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181c4822f. No abstract available.

PMID: 20190616

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124.Question 3: can pneumonia caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae be treated with penicillin?

Clifford V, Tebruegge M, Vandeleur M, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2010 Jan;95(1):73-7. doi: 10.1136/adc.2009.171611. Review. No abstract available.

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125.Ureaplasma: pathogen or passenger in neonatal meningitis?

Clifford V, Tebruegge M, Everest N, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Jan;29(1):60-4. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181b21016.

PMID: 19910840

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126.Estimating blood loss: comparative study of the accuracy of parents and health care professionals.

Tebruegge M, Misra I, Pantazidou A, Padhye A, Maity S, Dwarakanathan B, Donath S, Curtis N, Nerminathan V.

Pediatrics. 2009 Oct;124(4):e729-36. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-0592.

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127.Monkey bites in travelers: should we think of herpes B virus?

Ritz N, Curtis N, Buttery J, Babl FE.

Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Aug;25(8):529-31. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181b0a45c.

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128.Too much of a good thing: management of BCG vaccine overdose.

Ritz N, Tebruegge M, Streeton J, Curtis N.

Vaccine. 2009 Sep 18;27(41):5562-4. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.07.043.

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129.Interferon-gamma release assays for the diagnosis of tuberculosis.

Connell T, Tebruegge M, Ritz N, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Aug;28(8):758-9. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181b00dbf. No abstract available.

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130.Towards evidence based medicine for paediatricians. How effective is varicella-zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) in preventing chickenpox in neonates following perinatal exposure?

Tebruegge M, Pantazidou A, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 2009 Jul;94(7):559-61. doi: 10.1136/adc.2008.154542. Review. No abstract available.

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131.Mapping the global use of different BCG vaccine strains.

Ritz N, Curtis N.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2009 Jul;89(4):248-51. doi: 10.1016/

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132.A 2 year old girl with fever, cough, and tachypnoea.

Tebruegge M, Ritz N, Connell T, Curtis N.

BMJ. 2009 Jun 10;338:b1210. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b1210. No abstract available.

PMID: 19515707

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133.Bacterial tracheitis: a multi-centre perspective.

Tebruegge M, Pantazidou A, Thorburn K, Riordan A, Round J, De Munter C, Walters S, Curtis N.

Scand J Infect Dis. 2009;41(8):548-57. doi: 10.1080/00365540902913478. Review.

PMID: 19401934

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134.Enterovirus infections in neonates.

Tebruegge M, Curtis N.

Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Aug;14(4):222-7. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2009.02.002. Review.

PMID: 19303380

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135.Detection of tuberculosis in HIV-infected children using an enzyme-linked immunospot assay.

Davies MA, Connell T, Johannisen C, Wood K, Pienaar S, Wilkinson KA, Wilkinson RJ, Zar HJ, Eley B, Beatty D, Curtis N, Nicol MP.

AIDS. 2009 May 15;23(8):961-9. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32832956ad.

PMID: 19287300 Free PMC Article

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136.Detection of gene expression in an individual cell type within a cell mixture using microarray analysis.

Bryant PA, Smyth GK, Robins-Browne R, Curtis N.

PLoS One. 2009;4(2):e4427. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004427.

PMID: 19212463 Free PMC Article

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137.Some of the people, some of the time: susceptibility to acute rheumatic fever.

Bryant PA, Robins-Browne R, Carapetis JR, Curtis N.

Circulation. 2009 Feb 10;119(5):742-53. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.792135. Review.

PMID: 19204317 Free Article

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138.A genome-wide association study identifies novel and functionally related susceptibility Loci for Kawasaki disease.

Burgner D, Davila S, Breunis WB, Ng SB, Li Y, Bonnard C, Ling L, Wright VJ, Thalamuthu A, Odam M, Shimizu C, Burns JC, Levin M, Kuijpers TW, Hibberd ML; International Kawasaki Disease Genetics Consortium..

PLoS Genet. 2009 Jan;5(1):e1000319. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000319.

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139.Necrotizing epiglottitis in an infant: an unusual first presentation of human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Tebruegge M, Connell T, Kong K, Marks M, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Feb;28(2):164-6. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318187a869.

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140.Susceptibility of Mycobacterium bovis BCG vaccine strains to antituberculous antibiotics.

Ritz N, Tebruegge M, Connell TG, Sievers A, Robins-Browne R, Curtis N.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009 Jan;53(1):316-8. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01302-08.

PMID: 18955515 Free PMC Article

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141.Human immunodeficiency virus-infected boy with Stevens-Johnson syndrome caused by nevirapine.

Tebruegge M, Ritz N, Connell T, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Nov;27(11):1041-2. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318185fb3a. No abstract available.

PMID: 18833024

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142.Superantigen genes in group A streptococcal isolates and their relationship with emm types.

Commons R, Rogers S, Gooding T, Danchin M, Carapetis J, Robins-Browne R, Curtis N.

J Med Microbiol. 2008 Oct;57(Pt 10):1238-46. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.2008/001156-0.

PMID: 18809552

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143.To BCG or not to BCG? Preventing travel-associated tuberculosis in children.

Ritz N, Connell TG, Curtis N.

Vaccine. 2008 Nov 5;26(47):5905-10. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.08.061. Review.

PMID: 18804139

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144.Epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, and diagnosis of recurrent bacterial meningitis.

Tebruegge M, Curtis N.

Clin Microbiol Rev. 2008 Jul;21(3):519-37. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00009-08. Review.

PMID: 18625686 Free PMC Article

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145.Influence of BCG vaccine strain on the immune response and protection against tuberculosis.

Ritz N, Hanekom WA, Robins-Browne R, Britton WJ, Curtis N.

FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2008 Aug;32(5):821-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2008.00118.x. Review.

PMID: 18616602 Free Article

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146.A three-way comparison of tuberculin skin testing, QuantiFERON-TB gold and T-SPOT.TB in children.

Connell TG, Ritz N, Paxton GA, Buttery JP, Curtis N, Ranganathan SC.

PLoS One. 2008 Jul 9;3(7):e2624. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002624.

PMID: 18612425 Free PMC Article

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147.Diagnosis and treatment of invasive group A streptococcal infections.

Steer AC, Curtis N, Carapetis JR.

Expert Opin Med Diagn. 2008 Mar;2(3):289-301. doi: 10.1517/17530059.2.3.289.

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148.What the paediatrician needs to know when pandemic influenza arrives in clinical practice.

Ritz N, Curtis N.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008;609:164-84. doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-73960-1_13. Review. No abstract available.

PMID: 18193665

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149.Brain abscess secondary to dental braces.

Wolf J, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Jan;27(1):84-5.

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150.Burden of acute sore throat and group A streptococcal pharyngitis in school-aged children and their families in Australia.

Danchin MH, Rogers S, Kelpie L, Selvaraj G, Curtis N, Carlin JB, Nolan TM, Carapetis JR.

Pediatrics. 2007 Nov;120(5):950-7.

PMID: 17974731

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151.Liposomal amphotericin B trial marred by conclusions.

Wolf J, Buttery J, Daley AJ, Hanieh S, Shann F, Starr M, Curtis N.

Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Sep 1;45(5):667-8; author reply 668-9. No abstract available.

PMID: 17683011

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152.Antibiotics for whooping cough (pertussis).

Altunaiji S, Kukuruzovic R, Curtis N, Massie J.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD004404. Review.

PMID: 17636756

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153.The epidemiology of invasive group A streptococcal disease in Victoria, Australia.

O'Grady KA, Kelpie L, Andrews RM, Curtis N, Nolan TM, Selvaraj G, Passmore JW, Oppedisano F, Carnie JA, Carapetis JR.

Med J Aust. 2007 Jun 4;186(11):565-9.

PMID: 17547544

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154.Enhanced ex vivo stimulation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific T cells in human immunodeficiency virus-infected persons via antigen delivery by the Bordetella pertussis adenylate cyclase vector.

Connell TG, Shey MS, Seldon R, Rangaka MX, van Cutsem G, Simsova M, Marcekova Z, Sebo P, Curtis N, Diwakar L, Meintjes GA, Leclerc C, Wilkinson RJ, Wilkinson KA.

Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2007 Jul;14(7):847-54.

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155.Physicians' perception of pandemic influenza.

Curtis N, Pollard AJ.

Arch Dis Child. 2007 Oct;92(10):938. No abstract available.

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156.How reliable is a negative blood culture result? Volume of blood submitted for culture in routine practice in a children's hospital.

Connell TG, Rele M, Cowley D, Buttery JP, Curtis N.

Pediatrics. 2007 May;119(5):891-6.

PMID: 17473088

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157.Strain prevalence, rather than innate virulence potential, is the major factor responsible for an increase in serious group A streptococcus infections.

Rogers S, Commons R, Danchin MH, Selvaraj G, Kelpie L, Curtis N, Robins-Browne R, Carapetis JR.

J Infect Dis. 2007 Jun 1;195(11):1625-33.

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158.QuantiFERON-TB Gold: state of the art for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection?

Connell TG, Rangaka MX, Curtis N, Wilkinson RJ.

Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2006 Sep;6(5):663-77. Review.

PMID: 17009902

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159.Interferon-gamma release assays in children--no better than tuberculin skin testing?

Ranganathan S, Connell T, Curtis N.

J Infect. 2007 Apr;54(4):412-3; author reply 414-5. No abstract available.

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160.Viral haemorrhagic fevers caused by Lassa, Ebola and Marburg viruses.

Curtis N.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2006;582:35-44. Review. No abstract available.

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161.Skin ulceration: what lies beneath.

Millay OJ, Connell TG, Bryant PA, Curtis N.

Lancet. 2006 Jun 3;367(9525):1874. No abstract available.

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162.Successful treatment of cytomegalovirus-associated haemophagocytic syndrome following paediatric orthotopic liver transplantation.

Hardikar W, Pang K, Al-Hebbi H, Curtis N, Couper R.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2006 Jun;42(6):389-91.

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163.B-cell antigen D8/17 is a marker of rheumatic fever susceptibility in Aboriginal Australians and can be tested in remote settings.

Harrington Z, Visvanathan K, Skinner NA, Curtis N, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR.

Med J Aust. 2006 May 15;184(10):507-10.

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164.Early detection of perinatal tuberculosis using a whole blood interferon-gamma release assay.

Connell T, Bar-Zeev N, Curtis N.

Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Jun 1;42(11):e82-5.

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165.Performance of a whole blood interferon gamma assay for detecting latent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in children.

Connell TG, Curtis N, Ranganathan SC, Buttery JP.

Thorax. 2006 Jul;61(7):616-20.

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166.Syphilis returns to the suburbs.

Hargrove A, Curtis N.

Eur J Pediatr. 2006 May;165(5):290-2.

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167.Cytomegalovirus remains viable in naturally infected breast milk despite being frozen for 10 days.

Curtis N, Chau L, Garland S, Tabrizi S, Alexander R, Morley CJ.

Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2005 Nov;90(6):F529-30.

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168.Fever in children.

Pearce C, Curtis N.

Aust Fam Physician. 2005 Sep;34(9):769-71. Review.

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169.How to interpret a CSF--the art and the science.

Connell T, Curtis N.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2005;568:199-216. No abstract available.

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170.Variations in the protective immune response against streptococcal superantigens in populations of different ethnicity.

Yang LP, Eriksson BK, Harrington Z, Curtis N, Lang S, Currie BJ, Fraser JD, Proft T.

Med Microbiol Immunol. 2006 Mar;195(1):37-43.

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171.The diagnosis and management of Kawasaki disease.

Royle J, Burgner D, Curtis N.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2005 Mar;41(3):87-93. Review.

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172.Analysis of respiratory viral coinfection and cytomegalovirus coisolation in pediatric inpatients.

Fuller DG, Davie G, Lamb D, Carlin JB, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Mar;24(3):195-200.

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173.Skin ulcers in a returned traveller.

Connell TG, Rele M, Daley AJ, Curtis N.

Lancet. 2005 Feb 19-25;365(9460):726. No abstract available.

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174.Antibiotics for whooping cough (pertussis).

Altunaiji S, Kukuruzovic R, Curtis N, Massie J.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Jan 25;(1):CD004404. Review. Update in: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007;(3):CD004404.

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175.Suppurative sequelae of symbiosis.

Steer A, Daley AJ, Curtis N.

Lancet. 2005 Jan 8-14;365(9454):188. No abstract available.

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176.The burden and cost of hospitalised varicella and zoster in Australian children.

Carapetis JR, Russell DM, Curtis N.

Vaccine. 2004 Dec 21;23(6):755-61.

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177.Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome--at last the etiology is clear?

Curtis N.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2004;549:191-200. Review.

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178.Prospective study of a real-time PCR that is highly sensitive, specific, and clinically useful for diagnosis of meningococcal disease in children.

Bryant PA, Li HY, Zaia A, Griffith J, Hogg G, Curtis N, Carapetis JR.

J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jul;42(7):2919-25.

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179.The burden of group A streptococcal pharyngitis in Melbourne families.

Danchin MH, Rogers S, Selvaraj G, Kelpie L, Rankin P, Vorich R, Howson M, Carlin JB, Curtis N, Nolan TM, Carapetis JR.

Indian J Med Res. 2004 May;119 Suppl:144-7.

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180.Fatal case of toxic shock-like syndrome due to group C streptococcus associated with superantigen exotoxin.

Korman TM, Boers A, Gooding TM, Curtis N, Visvanathan K.

J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jun;42(6):2866-9. Review.

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181.Sick and tired: Does sleep have a vital role in the immune system?

Bryant PA, Trinder J, Curtis N.

Nat Rev Immunol. 2004 Jun;4(6):457-67. Review. No abstract available.

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182.Fever in a returned traveller.

Fuller D, Hasnat M, Marks MK, Curtis N.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2004 May-Jun;40(5-6):315-6.

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183.Neonatal coxsackie B virus infection-a treatable disease?

Bryant PA, Tingay D, Dargaville PA, Starr M, Curtis N.

Eur J Pediatr. 2004 Apr;163(4-5):223-8.

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184.Chips with everything: DNA microarrays in infectious diseases.

Bryant PA, Venter D, Robins-Browne R, Curtis N.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Feb;4(2):100-11. Review.

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185.Antibiotic treatment for bacterial meningitis in children in developing countries.

Fuller DG, Duke T, Shann F, Curtis N.

Ann Trop Paediatr. 2003 Dec;23(4):233-53. Review.

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186.Cephalosporin resistant urinary tract infections in young children.

Mehr SS, Powell CV, Curtis N.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2004 Jan-Feb;40(1-2):48-52.

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187.Rapid analysis of the Vbeta repertoire of CD4 and CD8 T lymphocytes in whole blood.

MacIsaac C, Curtis N, Cade J, Visvanathan K.

J Immunol Methods. 2003 Dec;283(1-2):9-15.

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188.The management of bacterial meningitis in children.

Duke T, Curtis N, Fuller DG.

Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2003 Aug;4(8):1227-40. Review.

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189.Evidence on the use of paracetamol in febrile children.

Russell FM, Shann F, Curtis N, Mulholland K.

Bull World Health Organ. 2003;81(5):367-72. Review.

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190.Return of Haemophilus influenzae type b infections.

Curtis N, Duke T, Fuller D, Shann F.

Lancet. 2003 May 3;361(9368):1564. No abstract available.

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191.Pertussis: adults as a source in healthcare settings.

Massie RJ, Altunaji S, Kukurozovic R, Curtis N.

Med J Aust. 2003 Feb 17;178(4):191; author reply 191. No abstract available.

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192.Recurrent crepitant cellulitis caused by Clostridium perfringens.

Bryant P, Carapetis J, Matussek J, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Dec;21(12):1173-4.

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193.Auditory- and somatosensory-evoked potentials in cerebral malaria and anaesthesia: a comparison.

Thornton C, Heyderman RS, Thorniley M, Curtis N, Mielke J, Pasvol G, Newton DE.

Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2002 Oct;19(10):717-26.

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194.Treatment of sore throat in light of the Cochrane verdict: is the jury still out?

Danchin MH, Curtis N, Nolan TM, Carapetis JR.

Med J Aust. 2002 Nov 4;177(9):512-5.

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195.The "surreptitious Staphylococcus": Staphylococcus lugdunensis endocarditis in a child.

Sotutu V, Carapetis J, Wilkinson J, Davis A, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Oct;21(10):984-6.

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196.Clinical implications of inducible beta-lactamase activity in Gram-negative bacteremia in children.

Boyle RJ, Curtis N, Kelly N, Garland SM, Carapetis JR.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Oct;21(10):935-40.

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197.Cytomegalovirus transmission from breast milk in premature babies: does it matter?

Bryant P, Morley C, Garland S, Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2002 Sep;87(2):F75-7. Review.

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198.Duration of antibiotics in children with osteomyelitis and septic arthritis.

Vinod MB, Matussek J, Curtis N, Graham HK, Carapetis JR.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2002 Aug;38(4):363-7.

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199.Mycobacterium ulcerans infection diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction.

Russell FM, Starr M, Hayman J, Curtis N, Johnson PD.

J Paediatr Child Health. 2002 Jun;38(3):311-3.

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200.Successful treatment of foscarnet-resistant herpes simplex stomatitis with intravenous cidofovir in a child.

Bryant P, Sasadeusz J, Carapetis J, Waters K, Curtis N.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2001 Nov;20(11):1083-6.

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201.MMR immunisation. True anaphylaxis to MMR vaccine is extremely rare.

Carapetis JR, Curtis N, Royle J.

BMJ. 2001 Oct 13;323(7317):869. No abstract available.

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202.Severe Bordetella holmesii infection in a previously healthy adolescent confirmed by gene sequence analysis.

Russell FM, Davis JM, Whipp MJ, Janssen PH, Ward PB, Vyas JR, Starr M, Sawyer SM, Curtis N.

Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Jul 1;33(1):129-30.

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203.Aspergillus laryngotracheobronchial infection in a 6-year-old girl following bone marrow transplantation.

Barnes C, Berkowitz R, Curtis N, Waters K.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2001 May 31;59(1):59-62.

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204.Adults with cerebral malaria do not have sensory evoked responses typical of deep general anaesthesia.

Heyderman RS, Thornton C, Mielke J, Curtis N, Thorniley MS, Green CJ, Newton DE, Pasvol G.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Mar-Apr;94(2):182-4. No abstract available.

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205.Kawasaki disease thirty years on.

Curtis N, Levin M.

Curr Opin Pediatr. 1998 Feb;10(1):24-33. Review.

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206.Kawasaki disease.

Curtis N.

BMJ. 1997 Aug 9;315(7104):322-3. No abstract available.

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207.Musculoskeletal side-effects of varicella.

Curtis N, Jacobs M, Sriskandan S.

Lancet. 1997 May 31;349(9065):1623-4. No abstract available.

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208.Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may predispose to invasive group A streptococcal infections.

Curtis N.

Arch Dis Child. 1996 Dec;75(6):547. No abstract available.

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209.Potentially lethal bacterial infection associated with varicella zoster virus.

Pollard AJ, Isaacs A, Hermione Lyall EG, Curtis N, Lee K, Walters S, Levin M.

BMJ. 1996 Aug 3;313(7052):283-5. No abstract available.

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210.Evidence for a superantigen mediated process in Kawasaki disease.

Curtis N, Zheng R, Lamb JR, Levin M.

Arch Dis Child. 1995 Apr;72(4):308-11.

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211.Toxic shock syndrome toxin-secreting Staphylococcus aureus in Kawasaki syndrome.

Curtis N, Chan B, Levin M.

Lancet. 1994 Jan 29;343(8892):299. No abstract available.

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212.Anti-TNF therapy inhibits fever in cerebral malaria.

Kwiatkowski D, Molyneux ME, Stephens S, Curtis N, Klein N, Pointaire P, Smit M, Allan R, Brewster DR, Grau GE, et al.

Q J Med. 1993 Feb;86(2):91-8.

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213.Cyclical vomiting and hypertension with dermatographism and histamine release.

Thomas AG, Curtis N, Walker-Smith A.

J R Soc Med. 1991 Oct;84(10):629. No abstract available.

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