Natural and vaccine-induced immunity against Haemophilus influenzae type b in patients with beta-thalassemia.

Abstract

Natural and vaccine-induced immunity and immunological memory to Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) were evaluated in adolescents and adults with beta-thalassemia. At baseline 10/23 (43%) unvaccinated patients had naturally acquired anticapsular antibodies >0.15 microg/ml, the threshold of protection, compared to 9/10 (90%) aged-matched controls. Hib… (More)

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