Serotype Distribution of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Strains in the Nasopharynx of Healthy Turkish Children.

Serotype Distribution of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Strains in the Nasopharynx of Healthy Turkish Children.

Background & objectives: There is scanty information available on the pharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and serotype distribution in healthy Turkish children. We therefore undertook this study to determine the serotype prevalence of pharyngeal S. pneumoniae Isolates of healthy school children in Turkey. Methods: Pharyngeal swabs were collected from 1440 healthy children (Ages 6-13) between […]

Factor V 1691 G-A Mutation Distribution in a Healthy Turkish Population/Saglikli Turk Populasyonunda Faktor V (1691 G-A) Mutasyon Sikligi (Report)

Factor V 1691 G-A Mutation Distribution in a Healthy Turkish Population/Saglikli Turk Populasyonunda Faktor V (1691 G-A) Mutasyon Sikligi (Report)

Factor V Leiden (1691 G-A) (FVL) causes activated protein C resistance and is the most common thrombophilic mutation worldwide. Guanine to adenine change leads to a replacement of glutamine to arginine at amino acid position 506. It is most prevalent among Caucasians but not found in Japanese and Africans [1,2]. Anatolia is at the crossroads […]