Comparison of serum antibodies to pneumolysin with those to pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides in children with acute otitis media.
- Published Article
The Pediatric infectious disease journal
- Publication Date
Feb 01, 1996
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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