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Measles antibody titre in children up to 5 years of age in rural areas of Aligarh District, India.
Saudi Med J. 2000 Feb; 21(2):175-9.SM

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the pattern of decline of maternal antibodies in 0-9 month old infants and to study the prevalence of measle antibodies and their levels in 9 month to 5 year old children, regardless of their immunization status.

METHODS

A cross-sectional study covering 456 children in the 0-5 year age group residing in 9 registered villages in a rural area of Aligarh District was conducted. The study included the interview of parents, clinical examination of children, and Hemagglutination Inhibition Test for Measles Antibody Titre.

RESULTS

There was rapid decline in seropositivity from 100% in the 0-3 month age group to 18% in the 6-9 month age group. There was a positive correlation (r = 0.77) between decline of seropositivity and age. Measle immunization coverage rate was 64.5%. In 202 children where immunization was confirmed by availability of card, sero-conversion was 96.5%. Of the 118 unvaccinated children, 9% were sero-positive. Of the 71 children who had a history of measles infection, 75% were seropositive indicating correct identification of measle infection by the parents.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Family & Community Medicine, PO Box 641, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11533777

Citation

Khan, Z, et al. "Measles Antibody Titre in Children Up to 5 Years of Age in Rural Areas of Aligarh District, India." Saudi Medical Journal, vol. 21, no. 2, 2000, pp. 175-9.
Khan Z, Malik A, Pal SD, et al. Measles antibody titre in children up to 5 years of age in rural areas of Aligarh District, India. Saudi Med J. 2000;21(2):175-9.
Khan, Z., Malik, A., Pal, S. D., & Khan, M. Y. (2000). Measles antibody titre in children up to 5 years of age in rural areas of Aligarh District, India. Saudi Medical Journal, 21(2), 175-9.
Khan Z, et al. Measles Antibody Titre in Children Up to 5 Years of Age in Rural Areas of Aligarh District, India. Saudi Med J. 2000;21(2):175-9. PubMed PMID: 11533777.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Measles antibody titre in children up to 5 years of age in rural areas of Aligarh District, India. AU - Khan,Z, AU - Malik,A, AU - Pal,S D, AU - Khan,M Y, PY - 2001/9/5/pubmed PY - 2001/10/12/medline PY - 2001/9/5/entrez SP - 175 EP - 9 JF - Saudi medical journal JO - Saudi Med J VL - 21 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the pattern of decline of maternal antibodies in 0-9 month old infants and to study the prevalence of measle antibodies and their levels in 9 month to 5 year old children, regardless of their immunization status. METHODS: A cross-sectional study covering 456 children in the 0-5 year age group residing in 9 registered villages in a rural area of Aligarh District was conducted. The study included the interview of parents, clinical examination of children, and Hemagglutination Inhibition Test for Measles Antibody Titre. RESULTS: There was rapid decline in seropositivity from 100% in the 0-3 month age group to 18% in the 6-9 month age group. There was a positive correlation (r = 0.77) between decline of seropositivity and age. Measle immunization coverage rate was 64.5%. In 202 children where immunization was confirmed by availability of card, sero-conversion was 96.5%. Of the 118 unvaccinated children, 9% were sero-positive. Of the 71 children who had a history of measles infection, 75% were seropositive indicating correct identification of measle infection by the parents. SN - 0379-5284 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11533777/Measles_antibody_titre_in_children_up_to_5_years_of_age_in_rural_areas_of_Aligarh_District_India_ L2 - https://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/4535 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -