Bacterial Throat Flora in Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia (Hbss)
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ln 181 cases of sickle cell anaemia (Hbs.S) bacterial throat flora was studied. The commonest organisms' isolated in all age groups were alphahaemolytic streptococci of the viridans group (93.90/o) and neisseria-like species t82.3%). The pattern of bacterial flora in these patients does not differ from that of non sickle cell anaemia patients.
CitationChintu, C., Gupta, K. , Osborne, C. and Masona, J. (1983). Bacterial Throat Flora in Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia (Hbss). Medical Journal of Zambia. 17, (4)
SponsorshipOffice of Global AIDS/US Department of State.
Medical Journal of Zambia.
Sickle cell anaemia (Hbs.S) bacterial throat flora