Long term serologic follow-up after pertussis immunization.

  title={Long term serologic follow-up after pertussis immunization.},
  author={Mats Blennow and Marta Granstr{\"o}m},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={9 1},
Neutralizing antibodies to pertussis toxin (antitoxin) were determined in 201 blood samples from 4-year-old children. They had received primary immunization at 6 to 8 months of age with an acellular (n = 149) or a whole cell (n = 52) pertussis vaccine and 195 of them had received a booster dose of the acellular vaccine 9 to 16 months later. Data on exposure to pertussis and occurrence of pertussis were also collected. There was a rapid decrease of antitoxin between immediate postbooster titers… CONTINUE READING


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