Liselle Fernandes

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BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest that infection with human T-lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1) might be associated with bronchiectasis among Indigenous Australians. The present study compared the clinical characteristics and outcomes of bronchiectasis in this population, according to HTLV-1 serologic status. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study(More)
OBJECTIVES We hypothesise that rising prevalence rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) increase infection risk and worsen outcomes among socially disadvantaged Indigenous Australians undergoing a rapid epidemiological transition. DESIGN Available pathology, imaging and discharge morbidity codes were retrospectively reviewed for a period of 5 years(More)
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