International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)

A study on the significance of Naso-pharyngeal carriage of organisms in children aged 3-59 months diagnosed with severe community acquired pneumonia


Dr. Arvind Kumar Choudhary, Dr. Seema Choudhary, Dr. Gaurav Pandey, Dr. Supriya Sharma, Dr. Sushma Pandey

Objective: To study the naso-Pharyngeal carriage of organisms in children diagnosed with severe pneumonia. Methods: Nasopharyngeal aspirate and swabs for microbiological analyses were collected from 377 children aged 3-59 months with severe pneumonia. Results: 28.6% of the samples were positive for S. pneumoniae, 9.6% were positive for H. influenzae, and 8.5% were positive for both the organisms. Respiratory syncytial virus was detected in 27% of samples. The rate of isolation of S. pneumonia and H. influenzae was significantly more in the age group of 12-59 months. Conclusions: In children with severe pneumonia, most common organisms isolated/detected from naso-pharyngeal aspirates were S.pneumoniae and Respiratory Syncytial Virus.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Arvind Kumar Choudhary, Dr. Seema Choudhary, Dr. Gaurav Pandey, Dr. Supriya Sharma, Dr. Sushma Pandey. A study on the significance of Naso-pharyngeal carriage of organisms in children aged 3-59 months diagnosed with severe community acquired pneumonia. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 111-113
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