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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 131--133

Shingella Carriage in Children

M Saxena, S Aggarwal, V Gupta, S Sharma 
 Department of Microbiology, Punjab University and Govt. Medical College, Chandigarh

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M Saxena
Department of Microbiology, Punjab University and Govt. Medical College, Chandigarh

ABSTRACT: This study was carried out to evaluate the carrier status of Shigella in school going children of 5-15 years of age in Chandigarh belonging to high, middle and low socio-economic status. In all, 3.5 percent (7/203) stool samples were positive for Shigella. No direct relationship with socio-economic status, age or sex was evident. Also contact tracing in selected families revealed absence of Shigella carriage in other members within the family. Further, to determine if the above isolates could act as foci of community infection, antibiotic resistance, Congo red binging and cell surface hydrophobicity of the isolates were done. All the isolates were found to be of low virulence.

How to cite this article:
Saxena M, Aggarwal S, Gupta V, Sharma S. Shingella Carriage in Children.Indian J Med Microbiol 1995;13:131-133

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Saxena M, Aggarwal S, Gupta V, Sharma S. Shingella Carriage in Children. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1995 [cited 2020 Nov 27 ];13:131-133
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