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Placental malaria and immunity to infant measles

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Owens, S., Harper, Gregory, Amuasi, J., Offei-Larbi, G., Ordi, J. and Brabin, Bernard (2006) 'Placental malaria and immunity to infant measles'. Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol 91, Issue 6, pp. 507-508.

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Abstract

The efficiency of transplacental transfer of measles specific antibody was assessed in relation to placental malaria. Infection at delivery was associated with a 30% decrease in expected cord measles antibody titres. Uninfected women who received anti-malarial drugs during pregnancy transmitted 30% more antibody than those who received no antimalarial drugs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: antibodies
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology > Immunity by Type > QW 551 Acquired immunity. Artificial immunity
QW Microbiology and Immunology > Immunity by Type > QW 553 Maternally acquired immunity
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1136/adc.2005.085274
Depositing User: Sarah Lewis-Newton
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2011 11:53
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:02
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1572

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