Increased frequency of high serum IgM among mothers of infants with neonatal group-B streptococcal septicemia.

@article{Rundgren1985IncreasedFO,
  title={Increased frequency of high serum IgM among mothers of infants with neonatal group-B streptococcal septicemia.},
  author={Ake Rundgren and Karen K Christensen and Peter Christensen},
  journal={International archives of allergy and applied immunology},
  year={1985},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={372-3}
}
Total serum IgM levels were studied in 84 mothers of infants with group-B streptococcal (GBS) septicemia/meningitis and compared to IgM concentrations in 91 parturients who were urogenital carriers of GBS but nevertheless gave birth to healthy infants. In all, 22 (27%) in the study group showed IgM levels above the arbitrarily selected limit of 2.40 g/l, in contrast to 12 (13%) of 91 controls (p = 0.02). Among the study group members whose infants were infected with GBS type III, 8 of 34 (24… CONTINUE READING

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