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Iran J Med Microbiol 2007, 1(1): 55-60 Back to browse issues page
Titration of specific antibodies to Mycoplasma pneuomoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae andLegionella pneumophila among Iranian pilgrims' sera during Hajj seasonin 2004
Akbar Mirsalehian 1, Seyed Mansour Razavi 1, Hossein Ziaei 1, Kobra Bamdad 2, Seyed mohammad Mirafshar 1, Farzaneh Bazarjani 1
1- Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
2- Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Background and objectives: Respiratory tract infection is the most common diseases among Iranian pilgrims during Hajj season. To understand the possibility of bacterial involvement in such infections, we screened the pilgrims’ sera to determine the titer of antibodies against Mycoplasma pneuomoniae (MP), Chlamydia pneumoniae (CP) and Legionella pneumophila (LP).
Material and Method: Serum samples from 128 pilgrims were collected, before the trip and one month after returning home. Antibodies to MP, CP, LP were assayed using Immunoflourecent and ELISA methods.
Results: IgM antibody titre to CP did not elevated, but IgG antibody titer was increased in 34.58% (n=48) and 15.82% (n=22) of cases, indicating of recent infection. The specific antibodies to MP and LP were not increased.
Conclusion: In pilgrims infected with an atypical respiratory pathogen, C. pneumoniae should be considered as an important causative. The true prevalence of thispathogen should be investigated since it relies on the sensitivity and specificity of currently available diagnostic methods.
Keywords: Mycoplasm pneuomoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniaeandLegionella pneumophilaantibodies, pilgrim, respiratory infections, antibody titration
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medical Bacteriology
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Mirsalehian A, Razavi S M, Ziaei H, Bamdad K, Mirafshar S M, Bazarjani F. Titration of specific antibodies to Mycoplasma pneuomoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae andLegionella pneumophila among Iranian pilgrims' sera during Hajj seasonin 2004. Iran J Med Microbiol. 2007; 1 (1) :55-60
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