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Dokter Aurélie VANDEVOORDE

Doctor of medicine, Specialization in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology; Free University of Brussels completed in 2015

Aantal beurzen:
2020-2021 - 2021-2022: "Bourse Isabelle de Borchgrave"

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Study by molecular biology of the tonsillar carriage of Streptococcus pyogenes in children with obstructive tonsillar hypertrophy or recurrent tonsillitis.

Project supervisor

Pierre Smeesters, MD PhD
Co-supervisor: Anne Botteaux, PhD

Labo of hospitaal waar het project plaatsvindt

Molecular Bacteriology Laboratory (Free University of Brussels) and University Children’s Hospital Queen Fabiola

Objectives of research

Primary aim: To analyse the involvement of the tonsillar carriage of GAS in recurrent tonsillitis and chronic obstructive tonsillar hypertrophy in children.
Secondary aims:
- To improve the understanding of the mechanisms behind the tonsillar carriage of GAS in children by studying the expression of specific genes and GAS localisation.
- To compare intra-individually (tonsil surface vs superficial/deep tonsil crypts) in terms of emm-types and antibiotic resistance genes.
- To evaluate the predictive potential of saliva in the detection of GAS tonsillar carriage in children.

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