Seroprevalence of Bordetella pertussis antibody in children and adolescents in China.

  title={Seroprevalence of Bordetella pertussis antibody in children and adolescents in China.},
  author={Chuan-qing Wang and Qi-rong Zhu},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={30 7},
BACKGROUND This multicenter study was undertaken to investigate the serologic evidence of antibodies to Bordetella pertussis toxin (IgG-PT) in children and adolescents. METHODS IgG-PT value in a single serum collected from 1616 children and adolescents was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-units per milliliter from November 2008 to October 2009. The relationship between time since infection and IgG anti-PT levels were analyzed and the… CONTINUE READING


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