[Antibodies against vaccine-preventable diseases in pregnant women and their offspring. Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus].

@article{Sauerbrei2004AntibodiesAV,
  title={[Antibodies against vaccine-preventable diseases in pregnant women and their offspring. Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus].},
  author={Andreas Sauerbrei and J Prager and Amanda Bischoff and Peter Wutzler},
  journal={Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz},
  year={2004},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={
          16-20
        }
}
In the eastern part of Germany, the age of primigravid women has increased from the end of the 2nd decade to the second half of the 3rd decade since 1990. This might influence the vaccine-induced immunity in pregnant women as well as their newborns. The objective of the present study was to examine the influence of the higher age of pregnant women on antibody protection. Maternal and cord blood samples of 290 women in the eastern part of Germany with a mean age of 28 years were analyzed for… CONTINUE READING