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Antipolysaccharide antibodies in 450 children with otitis media.

Abstract:

We have measured antibodies to pneumococcal and Haemophilus polysaccharides in a prospective study of 450 children aged 2-16 years with otitis media requiring grommets (ear tubes). Pneumococcal antibody levels were significantly higher in the 2-6 year (P < 0.004) and 7-10 year (P < 0.04) study groups in comparison with age-matched controls. There was no difference in Haemophilus antibody levels between the study and control group children for the age groups 2-6 years and 11-16 years. Ha...

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Misbah, SA More by this author
Griffiths, H More by this author
Mitchell, T More by this author
Freeland, A More by this author
Haeney, MR More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical and experimental immunology
Volume:
109
Issue:
1
Pages:
67-72
Publication date:
1997-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2249
ISSN:
0009-9104
URN:
uuid:0a4cd5e6-5d79-4c7f-aab4-2e9d673358a8
Source identifiers:
94167
Local pid:
pubs:94167

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