Breast milk parasite-specific antibodies and protection from amebiasis and cryptosporidiosis in Bangladeshi infants: a prospective cohort study.
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.
- Published Article
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Oxford University Press
- Publication Date
Apr 01, 2013
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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