Erica M Wood

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BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is now the commonest congenital form of infective neurological handicap, recognized by the Institute of Medicine as the leading priority for the developed world in congenital infection. In the absence of an effective vaccine, universal screening for CMV in pregnancy has been proposed, in order that primary(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma cell dyscrasias (PCD) are a spectrum of disorders resulting from the clonal expansion of plasma cells, ranging from the pre-malignant condition monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) to multiple myeloma (MM). MM generates a significant burden of disease on the community and it is predicted that it will increase in both(More)
As sickle cell disease is increasing in Australia, paediatricians and other health care providers need to be aware of the broad range of complications that can occur in this condition. Although the complications of splenic sequestration and chest crises are well recognised, the infrequent but equally dramatic complication of hyperhaemolysis is less well(More)
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