Evaluation of anti HBS levels in vaccinated children against Hepatitis B, Amirkola Hospital, Babol

Esmaili, M.R. and Seyedkolal, F. (2003) Evaluation of anti HBS levels in vaccinated children against Hepatitis B, Amirkola Hospital, Babol. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 6.

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Abstract

Background: Vaccination against hepatitis B virus is an effective tool for prevention, however, the level of anti-HBS is influenced by various factors. Thus, in the present study we have evaluated the anti-HBS levels in vaccination children against hepatitis B referring to Amirkola hospital in Babol in 1999.Materials and Methods: 100 children had enrolled for this cross sectional study, all of whom were under 7 years old and had received the last dose at least 3 months ago. 5ml of peripheral blood samples were obtained and checked for anti HBS and anti HBC.Results: 84.5 had complete and regular vaccination program whereas 15.5 had complete but irregular vaccination. 87.6 of children with complete vaccination (Either regular or irregular) had anti-HBS titer of ?10 IU/lit (Protective level), among which, 28.8 had titer of 10-100 IU/lit and 58.8 had titer of ?100 IU/lit. The mean titer of anti HBS was 379.6 and 340 IU/lit in children aged 1-2 and 5-6 years, respectively.Conclusion: Results have revealed that anti HBS protective level following the routine immunization program is relatively satisfactory. Needless to say, further prospective studies could determine the influential factors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Immunology and Microbiology
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 12:31
Last Modified: 27 May 2017 13:02
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2336

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