A prospective study of the development of innate immunity in preterm infants and susceptibility to neonatal infection [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Also known as: Protective immunity and sepsis in preterm infants

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Researchers: Prof David Burgner (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Ofer Levy A/Pr Peter Richmond A/Pr Tobias Strunk Dr Andrew Currie
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Brief description Life-threatening infection is extremely common in preterm infants, affecting at least 25% of those born before 28 weeks. Infection results in huge human and economic costs. There is currently no way of predicting which preterm infants will develop infection. This project will enrol preterm infants at birth and track the development of their protective immune system over the period of greatest vulnerability. This will lead to development of targeted treatement for those at greatest risk.

Funding Amount $AUD 377,773.54

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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