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Karin Leder

Email: karin.leder@monash.edu
MBBS, FRACP, PhD, MPH, DTMH, Head of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, and Director of Travel and Immigrant Health Services, Victorian Infectious Disease Service, Melbourne Health, Parkville, VIC.

Advising travellers about management of travellers’ diarrhoea

How is TD defined?Classic, severe TD is usually defined as at least three unformed bowel movements occurring within a 24-hour period, often accompanied by cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever and/or...

Postsplenectomy infection Strategies for prevention in general practice

The spleen plays a crucial role in human defence against infection. Patients who are asplenic or hyposplenic are at increased risk of severe sepsis due to specific organisms. Overwhelming...

Review of the causes and management of chronic gastrointestinal symptoms in returned travellers referred to an Australian infectious diseases service

It is estimated that 30–70% of the 1.1 billion overseas travellers in 2014 experienced traveller’s diarrhoea (TD). This condition is defined as the passage of loose stools three or more times in...


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