Do maternally acquired antibodies protect infants from malaria infection?

  title={Do maternally acquired antibodies protect infants from malaria infection?},
  author={Eleanor M. Riley and Gabrielle Wagner and Bartholomew Dicky Akanmori and Kwadwo Ansah Koram},
  journal={Parasite immunology},
  volume={23 2},
Neonates and infants are relatively protected from clinical malaria, but the mechanism of this protection is not well understood. Maternally derived antibodies are commonly believed to provide protection against many infectious diseases, including malaria, for periods of up to 6-9 months but several recent epidemiological studies have produced conflicting results regarding a protective role of passively acquired antimalarial antibodies. In this article, we review the epidemiological evidence… CONTINUE READING

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