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Detection of campylobacter infections in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms in Baghdad: an antigenic stool – based study

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Nadia Aziz Nasir, Saad Hasan Mohammed Ali, Huda Q. Muhammad Abu AL-Ess, Muhi Kadhem Wannas Al-Janabi, Khalil Ismail A. Mohammed, Wifaq M.A. Al-Wattar

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Int. J. Biosci.13( 2), 89-98, August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.2.89-98


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Campylobacter infections are extremely common worldwide, although exact figures of incidence are not available. Asymptomatic campylobacter infections are uncommon in adults. Nonetheless, when acquired immunity wanes in adults, symptomatic infections can occur. The study aimed to determine the frequency of campylobacter infections in pediatric as well as adult patients with acute gastrointestinal tract disease symptoms in Baghdad. The study was carried out at AL-Kadhymia Pediatric Hospital, AL-Elweya Pediatric Hospital and Children Welfare Teaching Hospital (Baghdad) during the period from February to October 2015. Campylobacter antigens in fecal samples of 125 symptomatic pediatric and adult patients with acute gastroenteritis were detected by immunochromatographic assay (ICA). Their age ranged from less than one month to those adult patients aged from 18 -57 years.


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Detection of campylobacter infections in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms in Baghdad: an antigenic stool – based study

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