Seroprevalence of antibodies to group B streptococcal polysaccharides in Gambian mothers and their newborns.

@article{Suara1998SeroprevalenceOA,
  title={Seroprevalence of antibodies to group B streptococcal polysaccharides in Gambian mothers and their newborns.},
  author={Rahaman O Suara and Richard A. Adegbola and Edward Kim Mulholland and Brian M. Greenwood and Carol J. Baker},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={
          109-14
        }
}
In developing countries, little is known about the relationship between group B streptococcal (GBS) colonization in pregnant women and serum antibody levels to capsular polysaccharide antigens of these organisms. This study examined the prevalence of antibodies to two polysaccharides of GBS, Ia and III, in 124 Gambian women with known GBS colonization at delivery and their newborns. Mean antibody levels in maternal-cord serum pairs were 4.06 +/- 0.25 micrograms/mL and 2.64 +/- 0.20 micrograms… CONTINUE READING

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