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Age dependence of in vitro survival of meningococci in whole blood during childhood.

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OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between the ability of a different strains of meningococci to survive in whole blood and the age of the donor. METHODS: A panel of serogroup B and a serogroup C strain of Neisseria meningitidis was tested in an ex vivo whole blood model. Blood from 81 healthy children and 20 adults and from children during convalescence from serogroup B (55 patients) or serogroup C (43 patients) meningococcal infection was assessed. RESULTS: Age-dependent acquisition ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
The Pediatric infectious disease journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
10
Pages:
868-873
Publication date:
2003-10-05
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EISSN:
1532-0987
ISSN:
0891-3668
URN:
uuid:8197bca3-75f8-4612-a41e-eb7919edb7f0
Source identifiers:
122279
Local pid:
pubs:122279

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