Serum Concentrations of Pneumococcal Anticapsular Antibodies in Children with Pneumonia Associated with Streptococcus pneumonia Infection

Susanna Esposito, Roberta Droghetti, Nadia Faelli, Annalisa Lastrico, Claudia Tagliabue, Laura Cesati, Ciro Bianchi, Nicola Principi

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Abstract

The levels of specific IgG antibody to pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides were investigated in 182 children, aged 2-5 years, who were hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia, including 55 (30.2%) with evidence of acute pneumococcal infection. Results show that children with concentrations of specific IgG antibody that would protect against invasive disease do not seem to be protected against pneumonia associated with pneumococcal infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1261-1264
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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