Serological surveillance and IL-10 genetic variants on anti-HBs titers: hepatitis B vaccination 20 years after neonatal immunization in Taiwan.

@article{Lin2011SerologicalSA,
  title={Serological surveillance and IL-10 genetic variants on anti-HBs titers: hepatitis B vaccination 20 years after neonatal immunization in Taiwan.},
  author={Ying-Ju Lin and Yu-Ching Lan and Lei Wan and Ting-Hsu Lin and Da-Yuan Chen and Chang-Hai Tsai and C S Liu and K W Hsueh and Fuu-Jen Tsai},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={412 9-10},
  pages={766-73}
}
BACKGROUND The national hepatitis B (HB) vaccination program in Taiwan that began in 1984 has resulted in a significant reduction in the carrier rate among children. However, a significant proportion of Taiwanese neonatal HB immunization recipients have exhibited low anti-HBs titers that fall to non-protective or undetectable levels. METHODS We recruited 1677 entering freshman and graduate student participants at a Taiwanese university health center, grouped them into three age groups… CONTINUE READING