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Breast milk parasite-specific antibodies and protection from amebiasis and cryptosporidiosis in Bangladeshi infants: a prospective cohort study.

Authors
  • Korpe, Poonum S1
  • Liu, Yue
  • Siddique, Abdullah
  • Kabir, Mamun
  • Ralston, Katherine
  • Ma, Jennie Z
  • Haque, Rashidul
  • Petri, William A Jr
  • 1 Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2013
Volume
56
Issue
7
Pages
988–992
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/cid/cis1044
PMID: 23243179
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this prospective cohort study, the presence of parasite-specific immunoglobulin A in breast milk was associated with protection of Bangladeshi infants from cryptosporidiosis and amebiasis. Our findings suggest that passive immunity could be harnessed for the prevention of Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium species infection in children living in endemic regions.

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