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  1. Joshua Osowicki1,
  2. Nigel Curtis1,2,3
  1. 1Infectious Diseases Unit, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joshua Osowicki, Infectious Diseases Unit, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia; joshua.osowicki{at}

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  • Contributors JO drafted the article and obtained patient consent. NC revised the drafted article and finally approved the version to be published.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.