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Decay of maternally derived measles antibody in central Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11896637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate maternal antibodies in sera of infants below vaccination age and their relation to the immunity status of the mothers. The study group consisted of 184 mothers and their babies aged 0-9 months. Mothers were interviewed to obtain demographic information. Samples of sera were taken from mothers and their babies and tested for measles IgG antibodies. In our study, 174 mothers (94.6%) were immune to measles. Only 78.4% of the 0 month-old infants of seropositive mothers and 26.0% of the 4-9 month-old infants were seropositive. When correlation analysis for antibody titres was made between the seropositive mothers and their seropositive infants, positive correlation was found. It was found that the time for which infants were protected was related to maternal IgG antibody titre. It will be proper to determine the vaccination strategies considering the changing epidemiological characteristics.
S Metintaş; Y Akgün; D Arslantaş; C Kalyoncu; B Uçar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0033-3506     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-22     Completed Date:  2002-04-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376507     Medline TA:  Public Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health, Osmangazi University Medical Faculty, Eskişehir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Viral / blood*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Immunity, Maternally-Acquired*
Infant, Newborn
Measles / epidemiology*,  immunology
Measles virus / immunology*
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Turkey / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Viral

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