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Nitazoxanide for the treatment of infectious diarrhoea in the Northern Territory, Australia 2007-2012

Charlie McLeod1 MBBS(Hons), Senior paediatric registrar/Advanced Trainee,
Peter Morris2 MBBS, FRACP, PhD, Paediatric consultant,
Thomas Snelling3 MBBS, FRACP, PhD, Paediatric infectious diseases consultant,
Jonathan Carapetis4 MBBS, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD, Director & Paediatric infectious diseases consultant,
Asha Bowen5 MBBS, FRACP, Paediatric infectious diseases consultant,

1 Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
2, 5 Menzies School of Health Research, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
3, 4 Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Correspondence: C McLeod, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT 0811, Australia 

Author contribution: Charlie McLeod: wrote the first draft, literature review, collected data, statistical analysis, devised survey tool, original concept. Peter Morris: devised survey tool, contributed to drafts, collected data. Thomas Snelling: supplied data, contributed to drafts. Jonathan Carapetis: original concept, contributed to drafts. Asha Bowen: original concept, designed the project, devised survey tool, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts.

Citation: McLeod C, Morris PS, Snelling TL, Carapetis JR, Bowen AC.  Nitazoxanide for the treatment of infectious diarrhoea in the Northern Territory, Australia 2007-2012. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2014; 14: 2759. Available: (Accessed 17 October 2017)

Submitted: 24 July 2013
Accepted: 17 October 2013
Published: 12 June 2014