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Clin Infect Dis. 1997 Oct;25(4):915-7.

Invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) infection in an adult patient with a selective deficiency of antibody to the Hib capsular polysaccharide.

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Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Health Science, University of Linköping, Sweden.

Abstract

A 31-year-old woman without any underlying disease contracted severe invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) infection but developed no antibodies to the Hib capsular polysaccharide. Serum immunoglobulin levels were normal, but she had an isolated deficiency of antibody to Hib. Subsequently, immunization with a tetanus toxoid-conjugated Hib vaccine induced only a minimal response. However, she had a protective level of antibody (> 1 microgram/mL) after the fifth vaccination.

PMID:
9356808
DOI:
10.1086/515538
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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