Thrush in the breast or all in the head?

Lisa Amir, CASTLE study talkAssociate Professor Lisa Amir will present the

results of the CASTLE study

at the Grand Round at the Women's Hospital

on Friday, 11 October 2013, 12.30 to 1.30pm in Conference Room A, Level G, at the Women's Hospital


The CASTLE (Candida and Staphylococcus Transmission: Longitudinal Evaluation) Study is a NHMRC-funded project which followed 360 women from pregnancy to eight weeks postpartum. It aimed to establish which was the primary organism - Candida species or Staphylococcus aureus - in the condition known as 'breast thrush’.

Lisa Amir is a general practitioner and has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1989. She is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed articles on breastfeeding and works in breastfeeding medicine at the Women's and in private practice. She is a Principal Research Fellow at the Judith Lumley Centre (formerly known as Mother & Child Health Research), La Trobe University, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal International Breastfeeding Journal.

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