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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:8, August, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 721-730

A Bacteriological Study of Acute Pharyngitis in Children Aged 5-15 Years with Special Reference to Streptococcal Grouping
G. Naveen1* Harsha B Patil2 and Basavaraj V. Peerapur3
1Department of Microbiology, PESIMSR, Kuppam A.P India
2Department of Pediatrics at Al-AMEEN Medical College, Bijapur, India
3Department of Microbiology, RIMS, Raichur, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

To know the bacteriological profile of acute pharyngitis in special reference to serological grouping of streptococci in children of 5-15 years age. Study included 100 cases of acute pharyngitis in children between the age group of 5-15 years who attended pediatric outpatient department.  Throat swabs were collected from all the 100 cases and subjected to rapid group A streptococcus antigen detection, gram stain, culture and antibiotic sensitivity testing.  Isolated β hemolytic streptococcal colonies were grouped using pastorex strep latex kit. 80 cases were found bacterial culture positive among the 100 cases evaluated clinically.  Among the 80 culture positive cases, 17 cases (21.25%) were due to β hemolytic streptococci.  The grouping of β hemolytic streptococci showed 13 (76.47%) of them belonging to group A, 2 (11.76%) to group C and 2 (11.76%) to group G. The present study showed a 21.5% prevalence of group A β hemolytic streptococcus in the school going children of age 5-15 years suffering from acute pharyngitis.  A significant amount of resistance (17%) was seen among some of the commonly used antibiotics like ampicillin, azithromycin, erythromycin and cefuroxime.

Keywords: Acute pharyngitis, β hemolytic streptococci, children.

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Naveen, G., Harsha B Patil and Basavaraj V. Peerapur. 2016. A Bacteriological Study of Acute Pharyngitis in Children Aged 5-15 Years with Special Reference to Streptococcal Grouping.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 721-730. doi:
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