Investigation on the effects of polymicrobial infection on the induction of otitis media

  • KYD, Jennelle (CI)

    Project: Research

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    Middle ear infection is a highly prevalent paediatric disease characterised by an inflammation of the middle ear and is the most prevalent illness of childhood. It is reported that greater than 80% of children have had at least one episode of acute otitis media by 3 years of age and almost 40% of children have more than 6 episodes by age 7 years. The cause and pathogenesis of middle ear infection are multifactoral and influence the prevalence and chonicity of the infections. Prevention of bacterial middle ear infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis requires a much better knowledge of how these bacteria interact with each other and the host. This study will investigate how the bacteria colonising respiratory tract interact during infection and how they affect the host
    Short titleInvestigation on the effects of polymicrobial infe
    Effective start/end date1/01/0631/12/08


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