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Demographic characteristics and wright test titers in patients treated for brucellosis
Morteza Pourahmad *, Seyedmohammadkazem Tadayon, Sara Fadaei, Hayedeh Parvin
Dept. of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran
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Introduction: Iran is one of the endemic countries of brucellosis with a prevalence of about 225 in 1000000 population. In this study, there was an attempt to evaluate the demographic characteristics and wright test titers in treated patients previously diagnosed with brucellosis. Material and Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 168 patients under treatment for brucellosis were evaluated during the years 2005 and 2008. Results: The mean age of the studied patients was 28.51 ± 17.07 years and most of them were in 10-29 year old age group. 68.5% of the patients were male and 31.5% female. Most of the patients (60.1%) were shepherds and their wright titer was 1/320 in 33.1% of the cases. Conclusion: Shepherds and those with 10–29 years of age are the high risk groups for brucellosis, so more attention should be paid in them. Males are more at risk than females. It is recommended that the serum of the patients be diluted up to 1/320 in standard tube agglutination test.
Keywords: Brucellosis, Demographic Factors, Serology
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Received: 2013/04/22 | Revised: 2017/07/26 | Accepted: 2017/07/26
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Pourahmad M, Tadayon S, Fadaei S, Parvin H. Demographic characteristics and wright test titers in patients treated for brucellosis. jmj. 2012; 10 (1) :20-25
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