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Identification and Discrimination of Chlamydia trachomatis Ocular and Urogenital Strains and Major Phylogenetic Lineages by CtGEM Typing, A Double-Locus Genotyping Method.

Holt DC, Andersson P, Buckley C, Whiley DM, Giffard PM.

Methods Mol Biol. 2019;2042:87-122. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9694-0_8.


Concerns for efficacy of a 30-valent M-protein-based Streptococcus pyogenes vaccine in regions with high rates of rheumatic heart disease.

Giffard PM, Tong SYC, Holt DC, Ralph AP, Currie BJ.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Jul 3;13(7):e0007511. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007511. eCollection 2019 Jul.


Potential for Molecular Testing for Group A Streptococcus to Improve Diagnosis and Management in a High-Risk Population: A Prospective Study.

Ralph AP, Holt DC, Islam S, Osowicki J, Carroll DE, Tong SYC, Bowen AC.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 26;6(4):ofz097. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz097. eCollection 2019 Apr.


Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Children in a Remote Aboriginal Community in the Northern Territory: Hookworm is Rare but Strongyloides stercoralis and Trichuris trichiura Persist.

Holt DC, Shield J, Harris TM, Mounsey KE, Aland K, McCarthy JS, Currie BJ, Kearns TM.

Trop Med Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 4;2(4). pii: E51. doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed2040051.


Global Scale Dissemination of ST93: A Divergent Staphylococcus aureus Epidemic Lineage That Has Recently Emerged From Remote Northern Australia.

van Hal SJ, Steinig EJ, Andersson P, Holden MTG, Harris SR, Nimmo GR, Williamson DA, Heffernan H, Ritchie SR, Kearns AM, Ellington MJ, Dickson E, de Lencastre H, Coombs GW, Bentley SD, Parkhill J, Holt DC, Giffard PM, Tong SYC.

Front Microbiol. 2018 Jul 9;9:1453. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01453. eCollection 2018.


Investigation of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole resistance in an emerging sequence type 5 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone reveals discrepant resistance reporting.

Harris TM, Bowen AC, Holt DC, Sarovich DS, Stevens K, Currie BJ, Howden BP, Carapetis JR, Giffard PM, Tong SYC.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Sep;24(9):1027-1029. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.04.020. Epub 2018 May 1. No abstract available.


CtGEM typing: Discrimination of Chlamydia trachomatis ocular and urogenital strains and major evolutionary lineages by high resolution melting analysis of two amplified DNA fragments.

Giffard PM, Andersson P, Wilson J, Buckley C, Lilliebridge R, Harris TM, Kleinecke M, O'Grady KF, Huston WM, Lambert SB, Whiley DM, Holt DC.

PLoS One. 2018 Apr 10;13(4):e0195454. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195454. eCollection 2018.


Staphylococcus aureus Prostatic abscess: a clinical case report and a review of the literature.

Carroll DE, Marr I, Huang GKL, Holt DC, Tong SYC, Boutlis CS.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 21;17(1):509. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2605-4. Review.


Primary health clinic toilet/bathroom surface swab sampling can indicate community profile of sexually transmitted infections.

Giffard PM, Su JY, Andersson P, Holt DC.

PeerJ. 2017 Jun 22;5:e3487. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3487. eCollection 2017.


Contaminated fingers: a potential cause of Chlamydia trachomatis-positive urine specimens.

Giffard PM, Lilliebridge RA, Wilson J, Murray G, Phillips S, Tabrizi SN, Garland SM, Martin L, Singh G, Tong SYC, Holt DC, Andersson P.

Sex Transm Infect. 2018 Feb;94(1):32-36. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2016-053081. Epub 2017 Jun 9.


High burden of complicated skin and soft tissue infections in the Indigenous population of Central Australia due to dominant Panton Valentine leucocidin clones ST93-MRSA and CC121-MSSA.

Harch SAJ, MacMorran E, Tong SYC, Holt DC, Wilson J, Athan E, Hewagama S.

BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 7;17(1):405. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2460-3.


Strongyloides seroprevalence before and after an ivermectin mass drug administration in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

Kearns TM, Currie BJ, Cheng AC, McCarthy J, Carapetis JR, Holt DC, Page W, Shield J, Gundjirryirr R, Mulholland E, Ward L, Andrews RM.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 May 15;11(5):e0005607. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005607. eCollection 2017 May.


Whole genome sequencing to investigate a putative outbreak of the virulent community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST93 clone in a remote Indigenous community.

Meumann EM, Andersson P, Yeaman F, Oldfield S, Lilliebridge R, Bentley SD, Krause V, Beaman M, Currie BJ, Holt DC, Giffard PM, Tong SYC.

Microb Genom. 2016 Dec 12;2(12):e000098. doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000098. eCollection 2016 Dec.


Hematologic, Plasma Biochemical, and Lipid Panel Reference Intervals in Orange-winged Amazon Parrots ( Amazona amazonica ).

Vergneau-Grosset C, Polley T, Holt DC, Vernau W, Paul-Murphy J.

J Avian Med Surg. 2016 Dec;30(4):335-344. doi: 10.1647/2015-129.


Genomic resources and draft assemblies of the human and porcine varieties of scabies mites, Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis and var. suis.

Mofiz E, Holt DC, Seemann T, Currie BJ, Fischer K, Papenfuss AT.

Gigascience. 2016 Jun 2;5(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s13742-016-0129-2.


Whole genome sequencing reveals extensive community-level transmission of group A Streptococcus in remote communities.

Bowen AC, Harris T, Holt DC, Giffard PM, Carapetis JR, Campbell PT, McVERNON J, Tong SY.

Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Jul;144(9):1991-8. doi: 10.1017/S095026881500326X. Epub 2016 Feb 1.


Chlamydia trachomatis genotypes in a cross-sectional study of urogenital samples from remote Northern and Central Australia.

Giffard PM, Brenner NC, Tabrizi SN, Garland SM, Holt DC, Andersson P, Lilliebridge RA, Tong SY, Karimi M, Boylan P, Ryder N, Johns T, Singh G.

BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 6;6(1):e009624. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009624.


Invasive Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Children in Tropical Northern Australia.

Engelman D, Hofer A, Davis JS, Carapetis JR, Baird RW, Giffard PM, Holt DC, Tong SY.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Dec;3(4):304-11. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piu013. Epub 2014 Mar 26.


The Importance of Scabies Coinfection in the Treatment Considerations for Impetigo.

Tasani M, Tong SY, Andrews RM, Holt DC, Currie BJ, Carapetis JR, Bowen AC.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Apr;35(4):374-8. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001013.


Impact of an Ivermectin Mass Drug Administration on Scabies Prevalence in a Remote Australian Aboriginal Community.

Kearns TM, Speare R, Cheng AC, McCarthy J, Carapetis JR, Holt DC, Currie BJ, Page W, Shield J, Gundjirryirr R, Bundhala L, Mulholland E, Chatfield M, Andrews RM.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Oct 30;9(10):e0004151. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004151. eCollection 2015 Oct.


Reduced In Vitro Activity of Ceftaroline by Etest among Clonal Complex 239 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clinical Strains from Australia.

Abbott IJ, Jenney AW, Jeremiah CJ, MirĨeta M, Kandiah JP, Holt DC, Tong SY, Spelman DW.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Dec;59(12):7837-41. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02015-15. Epub 2015 Sep 21.


High burden of invasive group A streptococcal disease in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Boyd R, Patel M, Currie BJ, Holt DC, Harris T, Krause V.

Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Apr;144(5):1018-27. doi: 10.1017/S0950268815002010. Epub 2015 Sep 14.


The Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Halting the Progression in Porcine Intervertebral Disc Degeneration.

Cho H, Holt DC 3rd, Smith R, Kim SJ, Gardocki RJ, Hasty KA.

Artif Organs. 2016 Feb;40(2):190-5. doi: 10.1111/aor.12530. Epub 2015 Jul 6.


Prospective study in a porcine model of sarcoptes scabiei indicates the association of Th2 and Th17 pathways with the clinical severity of scabies.

Mounsey KE, Murray HC, Bielefeldt-Ohmann H, Pasay C, Holt DC, Currie BJ, Walton SF, McCarthy JS.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Mar 2;9(3):e0003498. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003498. eCollection 2015 Mar.


Arthrofibrosis of the knee following a fracture of the tibial plateau.

Haller JM, Holt DC, McFadden ML, Higgins TF, Kubiak EN.

Bone Joint J. 2015 Jan;97-B(1):109-14. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.97B1.34195.


Distribution of Giardia duodenalis assemblages A and B among children living in a remote indigenous community of the Northern Territory, Australia.

Asher AJ, Holt DC, Andrews RM, Power ML.

PLoS One. 2014 Nov 20;9(11):e112058. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112058. eCollection 2014.


Novel staphylococcal species that form part of a Staphylococcus aureus-related complex: the non-pigmented Staphylococcus argenteus sp. nov. and the non-human primate-associated Staphylococcus schweitzeri sp. nov.

Tong SY, Schaumburg F, Ellington MJ, Corander J, Pichon B, Leendertz F, Bentley SD, Parkhill J, Holt DC, Peters G, Giffard PM.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2015 Jan;65(Pt 1):15-22. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.062752-0. Epub 2014 Sep 30.


Crusted scabies is associated with increased IL-17 secretion by skin T cells.

Liu X, Walton SF, Murray HC, King M, Kelly A, Holt DC, Currie BJ, McCarthy JS, Mounsey KE.

Parasite Immunol. 2014 Nov;36(11):594-604. doi: 10.1111/pim.12129.


DNA concentration can specify DNA melting point in a high-resolution melting analysis master mix.

Ng JW, Holt DC, Andersson P, Giffard PM.

Clin Chem. 2014 Feb;60(2):414-6. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2013.215582. Epub 2013 Dec 9. No abstract available.


An aspartic protease of the scabies mite Sarcoptes scabiei is involved in the digestion of host skin and blood macromolecules.

Mahmood W, Viberg LT, Fischer K, Walton SF, Holt DC.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Nov 7;7(11):e2525. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002525. eCollection 2013 Nov.


Tibial nailing with the knee semi-extended: review of techniques and indications: AAOS exhibit selection.

Rothberg DL, Holt DC, Horwitz DS, Kubiak EN.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Aug 21;95(16):e116(1-8). doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01223. No abstract available.


Antibody responses to Sarcoptes scabiei apolipoprotein in a porcine model: relevance to immunodiagnosis of recent infection.

Rampton M, Walton SF, Holt DC, Pasay C, Kelly A, Currie BJ, McCarthy JS, Mounsey KE.

PLoS One. 2013 Jun 6;8(6):e65354. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065354. Print 2013.


Virulence of endemic nonpigmented northern Australian Staphylococcus aureus clone (clonal complex 75, S. argenteus) is not augmented by staphyloxanthin.

Tong SY, Sharma-Kuinkel BK, Thaden JT, Whitney AR, Yang SJ, Mishra NN, Rude T, Lilliebridge RA, Selim MA, Ahn SH, Holt DC, Giffard PM, Bayer AS, Deleo FR, Fowler VG Jr.

J Infect Dis. 2013 Aug 1;208(3):520-7. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit173. Epub 2013 Apr 18.


Novel insights into an old disease: recent developments in scabies mite biology.

Holt DC, Fischer K.

Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2013 Apr;26(2):110-5. doi: 10.1097/QCO.0b013e32835eb986. Review.


Intestinal proteases of free-living and parasitic astigmatid mites.

Holt DC, Burgess ST, Reynolds SL, Mahmood W, Fischer K.

Cell Tissue Res. 2013 Feb;351(2):339-52. doi: 10.1007/s00441-012-1369-9. Epub 2012 Mar 17. Review.


Quantitative PCR-based genome size estimation of the astigmatid mites Sarcoptes scabiei, Psoroptes ovis and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus.

Mounsey KE, Willis C, Burgess ST, Holt DC, McCarthy J, Fischer K.

Parasit Vectors. 2012 Jan 4;5:3. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-3.


Scabies mite peritrophins are potential targets of human host innate immunity.

Mika A, Goh P, Holt DC, Kemp DJ, Fischer K.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Sep;5(9):e1331. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001331. Epub 2011 Sep 27.


A very early-branching Staphylococcus aureus lineage lacking the carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin.

Holt DC, Holden MT, Tong SY, Castillo-Ramirez S, Clarke L, Quail MA, Currie BJ, Parkhill J, Bentley SD, Feil EJ, Giffard PM.

Genome Biol Evol. 2011;3:881-95. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evr078. Epub 2011 Aug 2.


The utility of high-resolution melting analysis of SNP nucleated PCR amplicons--an MLST based Staphylococcus aureus typing scheme.

Lilliebridge RA, Tong SY, Giffard PM, Holt DC.

PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e19749. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019749. Epub 2011 Jun 22.


Evidence incriminating midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) as potential vectors of Leishmania in Australia.

Dougall AM, Alexander B, Holt DC, Harris T, Sultan AH, Bates PA, Rose K, Walton SF.

Int J Parasitol. 2011 Apr;41(5):571-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2010.12.008. Epub 2011 Jan 18.


Therapeutic whole lung lavage for inhaled plutonium oxide revisited.

Morgan C, Bingham D, Holt DC, Jones DM, Lewis NJ.

J Radiol Prot. 2010 Dec;30(4):735-46. doi: 10.1088/0952-4746/30/4/007. Epub 2010 Dec 8. Review.


Clinical correlates of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), PVL isoforms, and clonal complex in the Staphylococcus aureus population of Northern Australia.

Tong SY, Lilliebridge RA, Bishop EJ, Cheng AC, Holt DC, McDonald MI, Giffard PM, Currie BJ, Boutlis CS.

J Infect Dis. 2010 Sep 1;202(5):760-9. doi: 10.1086/655396.


Rapid detection of H and R Panton-Valentine leukocidin isoforms in Staphylococcus aureus by high-resolution melting analysis.

Tong SY, Lilliebridge RA, Holt DC, Coombs GW, Currie BJ, Giffard PM.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Aug;67(4):399-401. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.03.015.


Increased transcription of Glutathione S-transferases in acaricide exposed scabies mites.

Mounsey KE, Pasay CJ, Arlian LG, Morgan MS, Holt DC, Currie BJ, Walton SF, McCarthy JS.

Parasit Vectors. 2010 May 18;3:43. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-3-43.


Parasitic diseases of remote Indigenous communities in Australia.

Holt DC, McCarthy JS, Carapetis JR.

Int J Parasitol. 2010 Aug 15;40(10):1119-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2010.04.002. Epub 2010 Apr 20. Review.


Longitudinal evidence of increasing in vitro tolerance of scabies mites to ivermectin in scabies-endemic communities.

Mounsey KE, Holt DC, McCarthy JS, Currie BJ, Walton SF.

Arch Dermatol. 2009 Jul;145(7):840-1. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2009.125. No abstract available.


Phylogenetically distinct Staphylococcus aureus lineage prevalent among indigenous communities in northern Australia.

Ng JW, Holt DC, Lilliebridge RA, Stephens AJ, Huygens F, Tong SY, Currie BJ, Giffard PM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jul;47(7):2295-300. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00122-09. Epub 2009 May 6.


High-resolution melting analysis of the spa locus reveals significant diversity within sequence type 93 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from northern Australia.

Tong SY, Lilliebridge RA, Holt DC, McDonald MI, Currie BJ, Giffard PM.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2009 Dec;15(12):1126-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.02732.x. Epub 2009 Apr 15.


Community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus in indigenous Northern Australia: epidemiology and outcomes.

Tong SY, Bishop EJ, Lilliebridge RA, Cheng AC, Spasova-Penkova Z, Holt DC, Giffard PM, McDonald MI, Currie BJ, Boutlis CS.

J Infect Dis. 2009 May 15;199(10):1461-70. doi: 10.1086/598218.


Global implications of the emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Indigenous populations.

Tong SY, McDonald MI, Holt DC, Currie BJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jun 15;46(12):1871-8. doi: 10.1086/588301. Review.


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