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Measles antibodies in the breast milk of nursing mothers.
Afr J Med Med Sci. 1995 Dec; 24(4):385-8.AJ

Abstract

A total of 216 breast milk samples collected from nursing mothers and corresponding numbers of finger prick sera from their suckling babies were tested for measles antibodies. Fifty (22.1%) of the nursing mothers had antibody while 38 (16.8%) of the sera were positive for measles haemagglutinating (HI) antibodies. Forty-one (18.9%) breast milk samples were found to contain measles complement fixing (CF) antibody while none of the serum samples from the suckling babies had CF antibody. Only 12 of the positive sera were from HI positive mothers. Our result suggests that very little level of measles antibody is passed through the breast milk.

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Department of Virology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.No affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8886155

Citation

Adu, F D., and J A. Adeniji. "Measles Antibodies in the Breast Milk of Nursing Mothers." African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, vol. 24, no. 4, 1995, pp. 385-8.
Adu FD, Adeniji JA. Measles antibodies in the breast milk of nursing mothers. Afr J Med Med Sci. 1995;24(4):385-8.
Adu, F. D., & Adeniji, J. A. (1995). Measles antibodies in the breast milk of nursing mothers. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 24(4), 385-8.
Adu FD, Adeniji JA. Measles Antibodies in the Breast Milk of Nursing Mothers. Afr J Med Med Sci. 1995;24(4):385-8. PubMed PMID: 8886155.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Measles antibodies in the breast milk of nursing mothers. AU - Adu,F D, AU - Adeniji,J A, PY - 1995/12/1/pubmed PY - 1995/12/1/medline PY - 1995/12/1/entrez KW - Africa KW - Africa South Of The Sahara KW - Antibodies KW - Biology KW - Breast Feeding KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Diseases KW - English Speaking Africa KW - Health KW - Human Milk KW - Immunity KW - Immunologic Factors KW - Infant Nutrition KW - Lactation KW - Maternal Physiology KW - Measles KW - Nigeria KW - Nutrition KW - Physiology KW - Population KW - Population Dynamics KW - Research Report KW - Time Factors KW - Viral Diseases KW - Western Africa SP - 385 EP - 8 JF - African journal of medicine and medical sciences JO - Afr J Med Med Sci VL - 24 IS - 4 N2 - A total of 216 breast milk samples collected from nursing mothers and corresponding numbers of finger prick sera from their suckling babies were tested for measles antibodies. Fifty (22.1%) of the nursing mothers had antibody while 38 (16.8%) of the sera were positive for measles haemagglutinating (HI) antibodies. Forty-one (18.9%) breast milk samples were found to contain measles complement fixing (CF) antibody while none of the serum samples from the suckling babies had CF antibody. Only 12 of the positive sera were from HI positive mothers. Our result suggests that very little level of measles antibody is passed through the breast milk. SN - 0309-3913 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8886155/Measles_antibodies_in_the_breast_milk_of_nursing_mothers_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/4535 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -