The relationship between concentration of specific antibody at birth and subsequent response to primary immunization.

@article{Jones2014TheRB,
  title={The relationship between concentration of specific antibody at birth and subsequent response to primary immunization.},
  author={Christine Jones and Louisa Pollock and Sara M Barnett and Anna Jane Battersby and Beate Kampmann},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={996-1002}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Trans-placentally acquired antibodies can protect infants from infection in the first months of life. However, high concentrations of antibody at birth may impact the infant's own immune response to primary immunization. We examine the relationship between concentration of specific antibody to Bordetella pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), tetanus toxoid and pneumococcal antigens at birth and following primary immunization. METHODS Healthy mother-infant pairs… CONTINUE READING

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