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Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 31 August 2018
HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC890776

A six-year comparative study of streptococcal colonization of low and middle income Filipino school children.

Santiago V. Guzman,
Jose  V. Yason,
Benjamin Jr M. Limson

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A group of 200 low income schoolchildren and 200 middle income schoolchildren were studied during a 6-year period, June 1977 to February 1983 to determine differences in throat/skin streptococcal carrier infection incidence , role of the school as a venue to streptococcal transmission, socio-economic factors for carrier/infection rates, changes in streptococcal sero-group and sero-T-types during the 6-years schooling (grade 1 to grade 6), and the seasonal variations. This study documents the greater susceptibility of low income subjects, rainy season prevalence, the school as a venue of infection, the changing serogroups and sero-T-types from year to year. New insights in the local behavior of streptococcal colonization have emerged in this study.(Author)

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Announcements
Title
Philippine Journal of Cardiology
Frequency
Quarterly
Publication Date
January 1970
Volume
XI
Issue
2
Page(s)
49
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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Abstract Print Format (Request Document)