Anti-pneumococcal antibody response in normal subjects: a meta-analysis.

  title={Anti-pneumococcal antibody response in normal subjects: a meta-analysis.},
  author={E S Go and Zuhair K. Ballas},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={98 1},
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of anti-polysaccharide antibody deficiency is based on the presence of normal serum immunoglobulin levels and the lack of specific antibody response to polysaccharide antigens, such as the pneumococcal vaccine. However, a normal response to pneumococcal vaccine is not well defined. "Modified meta-analysis" was undertaken in an attempt to define the normal antibody response to pneumococcal vaccine. METHODS Studies identified by a MEDLINE search were selected. Data of… CONTINUE READING

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