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Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2012 May;19(5):814-6. doi: 10.1128/CVI.05567-11. Epub 2012 Mar 7.

Humoral immune responses in a human case of glanders.

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Bacteriology Division, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Ft. Detrick, Maryland, USA. david.waag@amedd.army.mil

Abstract

Within 2 months of acquiring glanders, a patient developed 8-, 16-, and 4-fold increases, respectively, in specific IgA, IgG, and IgM serological titers against Burkholderia mallei. Within 14 months of infection, the titers decreased to the baseline. Serum from this patient was also highly reactive against Burkholderia pseudomallei whole cells. Burkholderia mallei whole cells did not react with sera from patients with other diseases. Therefore, an assay using a B. mallei cellular diagnostic antigen may be useful for the serodiagnosis of glanders.

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22398248
PMCID:
PMC3346324
DOI:
10.1128/CVI.05567-11
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