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Pertussis serostatus among neonates born to Hispanic women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16619157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The reasons for the higher pertussis incidence among Hispanic infants, compared with among infants of other ethnicities, are unknown. The geometric mean concentration of pertussis toxin-specific immunoglobulin G in serum samples from 220 Hispanic neonates was 8.45 EU/mL, as determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and it was significantly lower if mothers were adolescents (4.63 EU/mL; P < or =.001). A lack of maternal immunity is one explanation for pertussis susceptibility in very young Hispanic infants.
C Mary Healy; Marcia A Rench; Kathryn M Edwards; Carol J Baker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2006-04-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1537-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-18     Completed Date:  2006-08-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1439-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Patient Selection
Tennessee / epidemiology
Texas / epidemiology
Whooping Cough / epidemiology*
Grant Support
N01 AI-25462-04/AI/NIAID NIH HHS; N01 AI-25465-04/AI/NIAID NIH HHS

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