Batool Hassan Al-Ghurabi

Department of Basic Science, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Serum Level of Cathelicidin in Covid-19 Patients in Relation with Oral Heath
    Author(s): Zeina Sami Adham* and Batool Hassan Al-Ghurabi

    Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the microorganism that responsible for the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cathelicidin is an important host defenses antimicrobial peptide, plays essential roles in both types of immunity (specific and non-specific) and possess antiviral properties. Aim of study: The present study was performed to evaluate the serum level of cathelicidin in COVID-19 patients group in comparison to healthy group and to assess the relationship of cathelicidin level with oral hygiene and clinical features of disease. Materials and Methods: Fifty patients with confirmed COVID-19 by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (29 males and 21 females) were enrolled in this study, their age range (18-77) years. And healthy volunteers their ages and sexes were identical to patients consisted of 35 individuals who w.. Read More»

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