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THESIS ABSTRACT: Association between Microbial Infections and HßD-3 Gene Expression in Oral Cavity of Children with Leukemia

Hanan Salman Makii Al-Amri, An M Sc dissertation conducted in Basrah University College of Science (BUCOS), 2017, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Awatif Hamed Al-Issa and Professor Dr. Abdulla Hamad Al- Sadoon

Journal Title:Aalborg Academy Journal of Medical Sciences

Background: Malignant diseases epidemiological studies illustrated an increase in the prevalence and incidence of cancer in Iraqi population. The increase in the incidence and prevalence of malignant diseases are mainly attributed to environmental pollution due to using of depleted uranium in recent Gulf wars. Aim: To determine the microbial infection frequency and its association with HßD-3 Gene Expression in Oral Cavity of Children with Leukemia. Materials and methods: The study was conducted in Basrah Pediatric Hospital during the period between August 2016 and June 2017. The study included testing of 50 samples collected from 25 children with leukemia. Microbial diagnosis achieved by conventional methods and molecular test.