Project Description

The Association Between Breast Milk Group B Streptococcal Capsular Antibody Levels and Late-onset Disease in Young Infants.

Background: Animal-model studies have demonstrated less group B streptococcal (GBS) invasive disease and gastrointestinal colonization after enteral administration of serotype-specific capsular antibodies. There is, however, a paucity of information on the association of breast milk GBS serotype-specific capsular antibodies and risks for invasive disease in infants.

Author List: Dangor Z, Khan M, Kwatra G, Izu A, Nakwa F, Ramdin T, Fredericks J, Lala SG, Madhi SA.

Journal Name: Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 3;70(6):1110-1114. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz360. PMID: 31056692.

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