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Serum antibody responses to pneumococcal colonization in the first 2 years of life: results from an SE Asian longitudinal cohort study.

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Assessment of antibody responses to pneumococcal colonization in early childhood may aid our understanding of protection and inform vaccine antigen selection. Serum samples were collected from mother-infant pairs during a longitudinal pneumococcal colonization study in Burmese refugees. Maternal and cord sera were collected at birth and infants were bled monthly (1–24 months of age). Nasopharyngeal swabs were taken monthly to detect colonization. Serum IgG titres to 27 pneumococcal protein an...

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10.1111/1469-0691.12286

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Journal:
Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume:
19
Issue:
12
Pages:
E551-E558
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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EISSN:
1469-0691
ISSN:
1198-743X
URN:
uuid:9c027821-a291-46dc-a53d-018c5068c32e
Source identifiers:
445826
Local pid:
pubs:445826

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