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صفحه نخست /Seroprevalence of Brucellosis ...
عنوان
Seroprevalence of Brucellosis in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infected Patients in Hamadan, Iran
نوع پژوهش مقاله چاپ شده
کلیدواژه‌ها
brucellosis, human immunodeficiency virus, serology
چکیده
Objectives:Brucellosis is a systemic disease with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence of brucellosis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients in Hamadan Province in the west of Iran. Methods:A total of 157 HIV-infected patients were screened through standard serological tests, including Wright’s test, Coombs’ Wright test, and 2-mercaptoethanol Brucella agglutination test (2ME test), blood cultures in Castaneda media, and CD4 counting. Data were analyzed using Stata version 11. Results:Wright and Coombs’ Wright tests were carried out, and only 5 (3.2%) patients had posi-tive serological results. However, all patients had negative 2ME results, and blood cultures were negative for Brucellaspp. Moreover, patients with positive serology and a mean CD4 count of 355.8 ± 203.11 cells/mL had no clinical manifestations of brucellosis, and, and the other patients had a mean CD4 count of 335.55 ± 261.71 cells/mL. Conclusion:Results of this study showed that HIV infection is not a predisposing factor of ac-quiring brucellosis
پژوهشگران فریبا کرامت (نفر اول)، محمد مهدی مجذوبی (نفر دوم)، جلال پورالعجل (نفر سوم)، زهره زارعی قانع (نفر چهارم)، مریم آدابی (نفر پنجم)