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Title: The role of vitamin A in enhancing humoral immunity produced by antirabies vaccine
Authors: Siddiqui, F.Q.
Ahmad, M.M.
Kakar, F.
Akhtar, S.
Dil, A.S.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: We tested the effects of vitamin A supplementation on the antibody titre of 40 healthy volunteers [age range: 10-35 years], who had received a complete course of antirabies vaccine [5 injections over 30 days]. After determining the baseline serum vitamin A status of 80 volunteers, 20 pairs were matched for serum vitamin A level, body mass index, age, sex and socioeconomic status. One person from each pair was randomly assigned to an experimental or control group. The experimental group received vitamin A and antirabies vaccine. Controls received only the vaccine. The experimental group had significantly greater [2.1 times] serum antirabies titre than controls. This finding is an important step towards improving the economy of dosage of antirabies vaccines
Description: 799-804
Keywords: Antibodies, Viral
Antibody Formation
Body Mass Index
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
Combined Modality Therapy
Drug Synergism
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Rabies Vaccines
Rabies virus
Vitamin A Deficiency
Subject: Vitamin A
ISSN: 1020-3397
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