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Comparison of serum antibodies to pneumolysin with those to pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides in children with acute otitis media.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Pediatric infectious disease journal
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
2
Pages
128–133
Identifiers
PMID: 8822285
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Serum antibodies to pneumolysin can be detected at an earlier age than those to the capsular polysaccharides. However, a seroconversion is rare and therefore of no diagnostic value. The presence of serum IgG to the pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides seems beneficial in the prevention of pneumococcal otitis.

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