Streptococcal Antibodies among Rural School Children in Bangladesh

The upper limit of normal values of group A streptococcal antibodies should be known for a population concerned because it is influenced by many local conditions. As yet the reference value of the these antibodies has not been determined by using a quantitative method among Bangladeshi children. We determined the reference value of anti-streptolysin 0 and anti-deoxyribonuclease B among 361 apparently healthy rural Bangladeshi primary school children (aged 5 to14 years, mean 9.2 years). Anti-streptolysin 0 was measured by an auto-analyzer and antideoxyribonuclease Bwas measured bymicrotitremethod.

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