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Gastrointestinal mucormycosis is an uncommon, life-threatening, angioinvasive infection with only one previous report of disease involving the jejunum. We present a case of invasive jejunal mucormycosis and review the literature, highlighting the rare clinical presentation and the value of molecular diagnostic methods. Given the global increase in patient(More)
Acute HCV infection refers to the 6-month period following infection acquisition, although this definition is somewhat arbitrary. While spontaneous clearance occurs in approximately 25%, the majority will develop chronic HCV infection with the potential for development of cirrhosis, end stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. Detection of acute(More)
Buruli ulcer (BU) is a necrotizing infection of skin and soft tissue caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans. In Australia, most cases of BU are linked to temperate, coastal Victoria and tropical, northern Queensland, and strains from these regions are distinguishable by variable-number tandem repeat (VNTR) typing. We present an epidemiological investigation of(More)
BACKGROUND Estimates of the prevalence and disease burden of HIV/HCV coinfection in the Asia Pacific Region are uncertain. METHODS A systematic review of indexed (PubMed, Embase and Web of Science) and non-indexed cross-sectional and cohort studies (2009-2015) reporting HCV seroprevalence in HIV-positive adults living in the Asia Pacific region was(More)
BACKGROUND Determination of vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) can influence the agent used to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. We studied diagnostic accuracy using E-test and VITEK(®) 2 against a gold standard broth microdilution (BMD) methodology, the correlation between methods, and associations between(More)
The advent of interferon-free direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has heightened discussion of treatment as prevention. Rapid scale-up in many settings, and the prospect of further treatment simplification have extended therapeutic optimism towards HCV elimination. However, questions remain regarding the feasability of HCV(More)
One challenge to HCV elimination through therapeutic intervention is reinfection. The aim of this analysis was to calculate the incidence of HCV reinfection among both HIV-positive and HIV-negative individuals treated for recent HCV infection (estimated infection duration <18 months). Individuals with recent HCV infection who achieved an end-of-treatment(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Highly effective, well-tolerated interferon-free direct-acting antivirals (DAA) have revolutionised hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapeutics, with the opportunity for broad treatment scale-up among marginalised or "high-risk" populations, including people who inject drugs (PWID) and people with HIV/HCV coinfection. RECENT FINDINGS Concern(More)