Differences of IgG antibody avidity after an acellular pertussis (aP) booster in adolescents with a previous whole cell (wcP) or aP primary vaccination

Martina Prelog, Giovanni Almanzar, Nikolaus Rieber, Manuela Zlamy, K.H. Wirsing Von König & Johannes Liese
Antibody concentrations alone due not sufficiently differentiate between recent exposure or previous immunization and do not necessarily correlate with protection against pertussis disease. Therefore, the aim of the study was to assess the IgG antibody avidiy in addition to the concentrations [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]