Publication
Title
Effect of a prepregnancy pertussis booster dose on maternal antibody titers in young infants
Author
Abstract
To examine the influence of a pertussis booster vaccination on the transfer of maternal antibodies, 24 nonpregnant women received a tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis booster vaccine between 2 consecutive pregnancies. Blood was drawn from mothers and off-spring. Efficient transplacental antibody transfer and significantly higher antibody titers against 3 pertussis antigens were observed in cord blood and in blood of 1-month-old infants born after a maternal booster vaccination compared with results in their siblings born before the booster administration.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The pediatric infectious disease journal. - Baltimore, Md
Publication
Baltimore, Md : 2011
ISSN
0891-3668
Volume/pages
30:7(2011), p. 608-610
ISI
000291675100020
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 28.07.2011
Last edited 22.09.2017
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