Professor Alison Kesson

Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

C29 - Children's Hospital Westmead
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: 9845 3823
F: 98453376


2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


  • Kesson, A., Choo, C., Troedson, C., Thorley, B., Roberts, J. (2013), Echovirus 19 associated with a case of acute flaccid paralysis. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49(3), E239-E242. [Abstract]
  • Isaacs, D., Kesson, A., Lester-Smith, D., Chaitow, J. (2013), Recurrent fevers. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49(3), E243-E245. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Heron, L., Rashid, H., Li-Kim-Moy, J., Lester-Smith, D., Kesson, A., McCaskill, M., Jones, C., Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E., Dwyer, D., Booy, R. (2013), Comparing the use of, and considering the need for, lumbar puncture in children with influenza or other respiratory virus infections. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 7(6), 932-937. [Abstract]
  • Morton, N., Britton, P., Palasanthiran, P., Bye, A., Sugo, E., Kesson, A., Ardern-Holmes, S., Snelling, T. (2013), Severe haemorrhagic meningoencephalitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis among young children in Sydney, Australia. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 57(8), 1158-1161. [Abstract]
  • Blyth, C., Webb, S., Kok, J., Dwyer, D., van Hal, S., Foo, H., Ginn, A., Kesson, A., Seppelt, I., Iredell, J. (2013), The impact of bacterial and viral co-infection in severe influenza. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 7(2), 168-176. [Abstract]
  • Leang, S., Deng, Y., Shaw, R., Caldwell, N., Iannello, P., Komadina, N., Buchy, P., Chittaganpitch, M., Dwyer, D., Fagan, P., Gourinat, A., Hammill, F., Horwood, P., Huang, Q., Ip, P., Jennings, L., Kesson, A., Kok, T., Kool, J., Levy, A., Lin, C., Lindsay, K., Osman, O., Papadakis, G., Rahnamal, F., Rawlinson, W., Redden, C., Ridgway, J., Sam, I., Svobodova, S., Tandoc, A., Wickramasinghe, G., Williamson, J., Wilson, N., Yusof, M., Kelso, A., Barr, I., Hurt, A. (2013), Influenza antiviral resistance in the Asia-Pacific region during 2011. Antiviral Research. 97(2), 206-210. [Abstract]


  • Hazelton, B., Kesson, A., Prelog, K., Carmo, K., Dexter, M. (2012), Epidural abscess in a neonate. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48(3), E132-E135. [Abstract]
  • Wang, B., Taylor, J., Ratnamohan, M., McPhie, K., Kesson, A., Dixit, R., Booy, R., Hurt, A., Saksena, N., Dwyer, D. (2012), Frequency of oseltamivir resistance in Sydney, during the Newcastle outbreak of community transmitted oseltamivir-resistant influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus, Australia, June to August 2011. Eurosurveillance. 17(27), pii: 20210. [Abstract]


  • Paget, S., Andresen, D., Kesson, A., Egan, J. (2011), Comparison of human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus in children admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 47(10), 737-741. [Abstract]
  • Cao, Y., Kong, F., Zhou, F., Xiao, M., Wang, Q., Duan, Y., Kesson, A., McPhie, K., Gilbert, G., Dwyer, D. (2011), Genotyping of human adenoviruses using a PCR-based reverse line blot hybridisation assay. Pathology. 43(5), 488-494. [Abstract]
  • Macartney, K., Porwal, M., Dalton, D., Cripps, T., Maldigri, T., Isaacs, D., Kesson, A. (2011), Decline in rotavirus hospitalisations following introduction of Australia's national rotavirus immunisation programme. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 47(5), 266-270. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Zurynski, Y., Lester-Smith, D., Kesson, A., Heron, L., Dwyer, D., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2011), Clinical features, oseltamivir treatment and outcome in infants aged <12 months with laboratory-confirmed influenza A in 2009. Antiviral Therapy. 16(7), 1005-1010. [Abstract]


  • Gosbell, I., Gottlieb, T., Kesson, A., Post, J., Dwyer, D. (2010), Immunisation and multi-dose vials. Vaccine. 28(40), 6556-61. [Abstract]
  • Andresen, D., Kesson, A. (2010), High sensitivity of a rapid immunochromatographic test for detection of influenza A virus 2009 H1N1 in nasopharyngeal aspirates from young children. Journal of clinical microbiology. , 2658-9. [Abstract]
  • Wang, B., Dwyer, D., Blyth, C., Soedjono, M., Shi, H., Kesson, A., Ratnamohan, M., McPhie, K., Cunningham, A., Saksena, N. (2010), Detection of the rapid emergence of the H275Y mutation associated with oseltamivir resistance in severe pandemic influenza virus A/H1N1 09 infections. Antiviral research. 87(1), 16-21. [Abstract]
  • Webster, R., Hazelton, B., Suleiman, J., Macartney, K., Kesson, A., Dale, R. (2010), Severe encephalopathy with Swine origin influenza a h1n1 infection in childhood: case reports. Neurology. 74(13), 1077-1078. [Abstract]
  • Kesson, A., Benwell, N., Elliott, E. (2010), Norovirus diarrhoeal disease in infants and children. The Medical Journal of Australia. , 108-109. [Abstract]


  • Iskander, M., Kesson, A., Dwyer, D., Rost, L., Pym, M., Wang, H., McCaskill, M., Booy, R. (2009), The burden of influenza in children under 5 years admitted to the Children's Hospital at Westmead in the winter of 2006. Journal of paediatrics and child health. 45(12), 698-703. [Abstract]
  • Harkness, B., Andresen, D., Kesson, A., Isaacs, D. (2009), Infections following lawnmower and farm machinery-related injuries in children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 45(9), 525-528. [Abstract]
  • Inglis, E., Kesson, A., Newall, A., Macartney, K., Macintyre, C. (2009), The burden of rotavirus gastroenteritis in children presenting to a paediatric hospital. Epidemiology and infection. 137(0), 943-9. [Abstract]
  • Lester-Smith, D., Zurynski, Y., Booy, R., Festa, M., Kesson, A., Elliott, E. (2009), The burden of childhood influenza in a tertiary paediatric setting. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 33(2), 209-215. [Abstract]
  • Yam, A., Andresen, D., Kesson, A., Isaacs, D. (2009), Incidence of sterile cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in infants with urinary tract infection. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 45(6), 364-367. [Abstract]
  • Kesson, A., Bellemore, M., O'Mara, T., Ellis, D., Sorrell, T. (2009), Scedosporium prolificans osteomyelitis in an immunocompetent child treated with a novel agent, hexadecylphospocholine (miltefosine), in combination with terbinafine and voriconazole: a case report. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 48(9), 1257-1261. [Abstract]
  • King, N., Davison, A., Getts, D., Lu, D., Getts, M., Yeung, A., Peterson, J., Kesson, A. (2009), Enhanced Antigen Processing or Immune Evasion? West Nile Virus and the Induction of Immune Recognition Molecules. In: West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection. (pp.309-339).United States: Springer.


  • Othman, N., Isaacs, D., Daley, A., Kesson, A. (2008), Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in a clinical setting. Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society. 50(5), 662-6. [Abstract]
  • Zurynski, Y., Lester-Smith, D., Festa, M., Kesson, A., Booy, R., Elliott, E. (2008), Enhanced surveillance for serious complications of influenza in children: role of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report. 32(1), 71-76. [Abstract]
  • Ward, K., McIntyre, P., Kirkwood, C., Roche, P., Ferson, M., Van Buynder, P., Roberts-Witteveen, A., Kesson, A., Krause, V., McAnulty, J. (2008), Rotavirus surveillance in Australia. Communicable diseases intelligence. 32(1), 82-87. [Abstract]
  • Robinson, P., Dalton, D., Cripps, T., Wood, N., Kesson, A., Isaacs, D. (2008), Tuberculosis in children: a tertiary centre perspective. The Medical Journal of Australia. , 190-191. [Abstract]
  • Keeson, A. (2008), Principles of antimicrobial therapy. In: Forfar and Arneil's Textbook of Pediatrics. (pp.1206-1210).United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Keeson, A. (2008), Hospital infection control. In: Forfar and Arneil's Textbook of Pediatrics. (pp.1203-1204).United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Kesson, A., Andresen, D., Holt, L., Fernando, R. (2008), Antimicrobial Stewardship: It's Role in a Tertiary Paediatric Hospital. The Bulletin of the Sri Lankan College of Microbiologists. 6(0), 49-54.
  • Keeson, A. (2008), The use of the bacteriology laboratory by the pediatrician. In: Forfar and Arneil's Textbook of Pediatrics. (pp.1204-1206).United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Keeson, A. (2008), Use of the virology laboratory by the clinician. In: Forfar and Arneil's Textbook of Pediatrics. (pp.1258-1259).United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.