STEPHEN R. PREBLUD, M.D.; KENNETH L. HERRMANN, M.D.; ROGER H. BERNIER, M.P.H.; A. DAVID BRANDLING-BENNETT, M.D.
To the editor: With the growing problem of measles in adolescents and young adults, the article by Krause and colleagues (1) is timely. We believe, however, that their article may unnecessarily deter physicians and public health officials from vaccinating these age groups against measles.
The results of serologic tests presented in their Table 1 do not necessarily indicate a "secondary" immune response to measles vaccine in the 15 of 19 students in whom prevaccination hemagglutination-inhibiting antibody (HAI) titers were less than 5. The staphylococcal protein A adsorption method used in their study for detecting specific measles IgM antibody is too
PREBLUD SR, HERRMANN KL, BERNIER RH, BRANDLING-BENNETT AD. Measles Vaccination in Young Adults. Ann Intern Med. ;92:132–133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-1-132
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(1):132-133.
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