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:: Volume 13, Issue 3 (10-2011) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2011, 13(3): 72-77 Back to browse issues page
Frequency of pharyngeal Neisseria Carriage among 10-12 years old pupiles in Tehran, Iran
Pourmand MR (PhD) * 1, Sadighian H (MSc)2 , Abdossamdi Z (MSc)2 , Keshtvarz M (BSc)2 , Mardani N (BSc)2 , Ghoorchian S (BSc)2 , Hadjati M (MD)3
1- Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biotechnology, School of Advanced Medical Technologies, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , mpourmand@tums.ac.ir
2- Researcher, Department of Pathobiology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- General Phisician, Researcher, Hospital of Bank Melli Iran, Amir Abad Clinice, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Objective: Neisseria meningitidis is an obligate pathogen of human and temporary colonizes the mucosa of upper respiratory tract. This study was done to determine the frequency of pharyngeal Neisseria Carriage among 10-12 years old pupiles. Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out on 364 pupiles at four primary schools in Tehran during spring 2008 and winter 2009. The samples were collected from pharyngeal region and were cultured on Thayer-Martin Agar. Results: Among 364 collected samples from pharynx of pupiles, Neisseria meningitidis not found on the selective media, but three of pupiles were carrier of Neisseria lactamica. Conclusion: This study showed that Neisseria meningitides colonization was not observed in the pharynx of 10-12 years old pupiles.
Keywords: Neisseria meningitidis, School pupile, Neisseria lactamica, Carriers, Pharynx
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Pourmand MR (PhD), Sadighian H (MSc), Abdossamdi Z (MSc), Keshtvarz M (BSc), Mardani N (BSc), Ghoorchian S (BSc) et al . Frequency of pharyngeal Neisseria Carriage among 10-12 years old pupiles in Tehran, Iran. J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2011; 13 (3) :72-77
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