Seyed Mohammad Mahdi Alavi

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BACKGROUND Knowledge about childhood tuberculosis (TB) in Iran is limited. This study aimed to determine the proportion of tuberculosis in children living in Khuzestan in southwest of Iran and its treatment outcomes. METHODS In this retrospective study, the child's medical records registered in national TB program (NTP) unit of Khuzestan Health Center(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Viral hepatitis is a serious complication among intravenous drug users (IDUs). The objectives of this study were to determine the seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV and HCV), and associated risk factors among IDUs at a teaching hospital in Ahvaz, southwest Iran. METHODS Medical records of 333 IDUs hospitalized from 2002(More)
BACKGROUND "Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia", is the causative agent of witches' broom disease in Mexican lime trees (Citrus aurantifolia L.), and is responsible for major losses of Mexican lime trees in Southern Iran and Oman. The pathogen is strictly biotrophic, and thus is completely dependent on living host cells for its survival. The molecular(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is enough evidence that infectious agents such as Chlamydia pneumonia and Helicobacter pylori may play a pathogenic role in atherosclerosis, this role for cytomegalovirus (CMV) is yet controversial. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to detect CMV-DNA in atherosclerotic plaques in patients who underwent coronary artery(More)
BACKGROUND High prevalence of Tuberculosis (TB) among prisoners is reported as an alarming public health problem in the world, especially in the developing countries. OBJECTIVES Since there is almost no information from TB in this population in Khuzestan province, the current study aimed to assess the prevalence and identify risk factors of TB among the(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) due to suppressive effect on cellular immunity can impact on progression of tuberculosis (TB). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of DM on the epidemiological, clinical and para clinical aspects of pulmonary TB. PATIENTS AND METHODS The information of 148 admitted pulmonary TB patients in(More)
BACKGROUND Early treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is necessary for a successful tuberculosis (TB) control program. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine total treatment delay and its associated factors among PTB patients in Ahvaz. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study was performed among newly diagnosed PTB cases(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major cause of chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HB vaccination is an essential step in the prevention of the disease and its consequent complications. OBJECTIVES Immune status of medical personnel in teaching hospitals of Khuzestan is not well known. Since these personnel are(More)
BACKGROUND Soil dust has been debated about its effects on public health and the challenge is brought about tuberculosis (TB). The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of soil dust on pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) prevalence and its control indices. METHODS The medical files of patients in Khuzestan Health Center were reviewed. The(More)