Title: Evaluation of the immune response to pneumococcal capsular polysaccharides
Authors: Jeurissen, A ×
Boudewijns, M
Proesmans, Marijke
Ceuppens, Jan
De Boeck, Christiane
Bossuyt, Xavier #
Issue Date: Mar-2003
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:58 issue:2 pages:106-10
Abstract: Antibody deficiency is the most common immunodeficiency. In 5% to 10% of the patients with recurrent infections that are evaluated for immunodeficiency, a specific deficiency in the immune response to capsular polysaccharides can be found. Patients with recurrent infections should therefore be tested for their capacity to produce antibodies against anti-capsular polysaccharides. As a clinical test, specific antibody levels are measured before and 14 days after immunization with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. In this article we describe the indications, the method used to measure antibodies to capsular pneumococcal polysaccharide and the way the results have to be interpreted.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pediatric Pulmonology Section (-)
Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
Laboratory of Clinical Immunology
Experimental Laboratory Immunology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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