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J Urol. 1994 Jan;151(1):214-6.

Vaginal immunization of monkeys against urinary tract infection with a multi-strain vaccine.

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Department of Surgery (Urology), University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison.

Abstract

Cynomolgus monkeys were treated with a vaccine containing 10 heat-killed uropathogenic bacteria including 6 Escherichia coli strains. The multi-strain vaccine was administered either as a vaginal surface immunogen or intramuscularly. Following an induced E. coli cystitis, bladder infections were significantly reduced compared with controls at 1 and 2 weeks (intramuscular route) or 1 week (vaginal route) after UTI. This vaccine has been shown to be efficacious against cystitis in humans when given parenterally and has now proved efficacious in nonhuman primates by the vaginal mucosal route.

PMID:
8254817
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-5347(17)34919-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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