Bronchiectasis and infection with the Human T-lymphotropic Virus 1 among Indigenous Australians [ 2011 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Chronic lung disease and infection with the Human T-lymphotropic virus 1 among Indigenous Australians

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Lloyd Einsiedel (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Dale Mcphee Dr Kim Wilson

Brief description The Indigenous people of Central Australia have the highest reported prevalence of bronchiectasis in the world. In a recent study, we found infection with Human T -cell Lymphotropic Virus type 1 (HTLV-1) may contribute to the devlopment of bronchiectasis. The present study seeks to confirm this association and to determine whether increased HTLV-1 activity is associated with greater risk. This will require the development of assays that will improve diagnosis and assist in determining prognosis of HTLV infection.

Funding Amount $AUD 849,674.55

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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