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Humoral immune response to measles and varicella vaccination in former very low birth weight preterm infants

Carolina Schlindwein Mariano Ferreira; Maria Cristina Abrão Aued Perin; Maria Isabel de Moraes-Pinto; Raquel Maria Simão-Gurge; Ana Lucia Goulart; Lily Yin Weckx; Amélia Miyashiro Nunes dos Santos;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018 Journal: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, volume 22, issue 1, pages 41-46 (issn: 1413-8670, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
Introduction: Immune response to vaccination in infants born prematurely may be lower than in infants born at full-term. Some clinical factors might be associated with humoral immune response. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to compare the immune response to measles and varicella vaccination in infants born prematurely with those born at full-term and to analyze factors associated with measles and varicella antibody levels. Methods: Prospective study including two groups of infants aged 12 months. One group of infants born prematurely with birth-weight <1500 g and who were in follow-up at the outpatient clinic for preterm infants at the institution...
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free text keywords: Premature, Vaccination, Humoral immunity, Measles, Varicella, Microbiology (medical), Infectious Diseases, lcsh:Infectious and parasitic diseases, lcsh:RC109-216, lcsh:Microbiology, lcsh:QR1-502, Breast feeding, Antibody, biology.protein, biology, Chickenpox Vaccine, Primary immunodeficiency, medicine.disease, medicine, business.industry, business, Outpatient clinic, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, Chickenpox
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