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Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 1;49(7):1086-9. doi: 10.1086/605575.

Seroprevalence of Bordetella pertussis infection during pregnancy measured by IgG antibodies against pertussis toxin.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Groene Hart Ziekenhuis, Gouda. je.nooitgedagt@cukz.umcn.nl

Abstract

Bordetella pertussis infection may cause severe illness in newborns. Mothers with B. pertussis infection during delivery can infect newborns. The seroprevalence of B. pertussis infection in pregnancy was measured in pregnant women by detection of immunoglobulin G against pertussis toxin; 6.3% had serological evidence of infection. Maternal vaccination should be considered to prevent pertussis in newborns.

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