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Transfer of resistance to syphilitic infection from maternal to newborn guinea pigs.

Authors
  • C S Pavia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1986
Source
PMC
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Abstract

Partial protection against cutaneous syphilis and dissemination of treponemes to the regional lymph nodes was achievable in Treponema pallidum-infected neonatal strain 2 guinea pigs having syphilis-immune mothers. This evidence for enhanced resistance was associated with the natural transfer of antitreponemal, maternally derived immunoglobulins before parturition.

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