Breast milk parasite-specific antibodies and protection from amebiasis and cryptosporidiosis in Bangladeshi infants: A prospective cohort study

Poonum S. Korpe, Yue Liu, Abdullah Siddique, Mamun Kabir, Katherine Ralston, Jennie Z. Ma, Rashidul Haque, William A. Petri

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Abstract

In this prospective cohort study, the presence of parasitespecific immunoglobulin A in breast milk was associated with protection of Bangladeshi infants from cryptosporidiosis and amebiasis. Our findings suggest that passive immunity could be harnessed for the prevention of Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium species infection in children living in endemic regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)988-992
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume56
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breast milk
  • Cryptosporidium species
  • Diarrhea
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia lamblia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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