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Abstract Title:

Duration of antibody responses after severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Abstract Source:

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Oct ;13(10):1562-4. PMID: 18258008

Abstract Author(s):

Li-Ping Wu, Nai-Chang Wang, Yi-Hua Chang, Xiang-Yi Tian, Dan-Yu Na, Li-Yuan Zhang, Lei Zheng, Tao Lan, Lin-Fa Wang, Guo-Dong Liang

Article Affiliation:

Li-Ping Wu


Among 176 patients who had had severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), SARS-specific antibodies were maintained for an average of 2 years, and significant reduction of immunoglobulin G-positive percentage and titers occurred in the third year. Thus, SARS patients might be susceptible to reinfection>or=3 years after initial exposure.

Study Type : Human Study

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