Relation between Socio-Economic Level and Seasonal Changes in the Throat Cultures of Children Aged 0-6 Years

Ilknur Karalezli, Mustafa Onur Aladag


In this study, the throat culture outcomes of children living in high level income pa families were compared to those in orphanages aged 0-6 years. In this study the impact of seasonal factors and socio- economic status on the on the throat bacterial flora were investigated. Throat swab samples were planted to 5% defibrinated sheep blood agar and Mannitol salt agar.

The throat swab samples were incubated into this aerobic medium at 37 ° C for 24-48 hours. Moreover chocolate horse blood agar incubated selective throat swab samples were cultivated at 37 C° in a 5-10% CO2 medium for 24-48 hours. Isolated colonies were studies macroscopically and microscopically. In the 235 children living in the Social Services Child Protection Agency; 58.7 % had a sore throat in spring, 34.5%, in summer, 98.1% in autumn, and all, 100 % in winter. Out of 200 children in University Nursery; 38.6 % had a sore throat in spring, 14%, in summer, 54% in autumn, and 78.8% in winter.

As a result, throat swab samples which of effected the microorganism of pathogen as season, age and orphanages as social life background with the influence of droplet infection bacteria distribution on the social economic situation.

Key words: Throat culture, Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus, Alpha-hemolytic streptococcus, S. aureus

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702