[Antimalaria fluorescent antibodies evolution in young children living in a stable malaria area (author's transl)].

Abstract

The detection of malarial fluorescent antibodies have been performed in an Abidjan dispensary on 30 newborn babies with their mothers, 30 children 3 months old and 120 children from 6 to 24 months. This survey took place during the small rainy season and it demonstrates that: --synthesis of specific antibodies is significantly starting after the 3rd month; --the rise, after six months, of the malarial antibodies is parallel to the plasmodic index checked during the same period in the same area; --the rate of antibodies in 2 years old babies is almost the same that in adults; --living conditions in rural areas accelerate the synthesis of antibodies which, adversely, is slowed down by regular chemoprophylaxis; --Plasmodium berghei is a valuable antigen for mass survey; --Abidjan town is an hypoendemic zone of stable malaria in a mesoendemic area.

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@article{Nozais1979AntimalariaFA, title={[Antimalaria fluorescent antibodies evolution in young children living in a stable malaria area (author's transl)].}, author={J P Nozais and Darline Ky and Joseph A. Doucet}, journal={Médecine tropicale : revue du Corps de santé colonial}, year={1979}, volume={39 5}, pages={549-53} }