Evaluation of antibody levels and function in otitis-prone and healthy Australian children [ 2011 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Are anti-bacterial antibodies functional in children with recurring ear infections?

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Researchers: Dr Lea-Ann Kirkham (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Selma Wiertsema

Brief description Middle ear infections are the most common reason for a child to see a doctor, receive antibiotics and undergo surgery. We have collected blood and saliva samples from children with and without ear infections to compare their antibody responses to bacteria that cause middle ear infections. We will also investigate whether there is a good host response at the site of inflammation, i.e. the middle ear.

Funding Amount $AUD 413,040.07

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes New Investigator Grant

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