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Meningococcal vaccines.

Abstract:

Meningococcal disease is one of the most feared and serious infections in the young and its prevention by vaccination is an important goal. The high degree of antigenic variability of the organism makes the meningococcus a challenging target for vaccine prevention. Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccines against serogroup A and C are efficacious and have been widely used, often in combination with serogroup Y and W135 components. Their relative lack of immunogenicity in young children and infan...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
Paediatric drugs
Volume:
6
Issue:
4
Pages:
251-266
Publication date:
2004
DOI:
EISSN:
1179-2019
ISSN:
1174-5878
URN:
uuid:eb19979b-81cf-4609-9ce4-421055403eca
Source identifiers:
120090
Local pid:
pubs:120090

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