Association of serum bactericidal antibody and opsonic antibody levels after Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C conjugate vaccine in Brazilian children and adolescents infected or not infected with HIV.


Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C (MenC) is the main causative agent of meningitis in Brazil. HIV infection affects the quality of the immune system. HIV+ children have an increased risk of infection to encapsulated bacteria such as N. meningitidis. We evaluated the opsonic antibody (OPA) levels and its correlation with serum bactericidal antibody (SBA… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.11.011