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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 1932) Last page : ( 1936)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2018.01732.1

Immunological assessment for children infected with Human metapneumovirus (hMPV)

AL-Safar Venus H.1, Al-Saadi Mohammed A. K.1, Al-Jothery Adnan H.1

1College of Medicine, University of Babylon/Hilla, Iraq

Online published on 7 December, 2018.

Abstract

Background

The complement system functions as an immune control system that rapidly responds to infection. It has been involved as a pathogenic effector in many diseases including contagious illnesses. This study was conducted for immunological assessment of children who have human metapneumovirus infects.

Methods

A cross-sectional controlled study involved 80 children aged ≤ 5 years (60 patients and 20 normal healthy controls) conducted during the period from February 2017 to January 2018 in Babylon city, Iraq.

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Keywords

HMPV, ELISA, immunological assessment, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, complement system.

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