chicken pox antibodies

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chicken pox antibodies

Post by raneynickel » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:51 am

Why are chicken pox antibodies not shared by the mother during pregnancy via passive immunity? Or are they? If so, why are they not effective in blocking this disease?

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Post by canalon » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:49 am

As far as I know, all antibodies are shared between mother and infants. However, only the antibodies are shared, and their life is limited, so the mother's immunity is not transfered in a stable manner to the kid. So they need to be vaccinated later.

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:47 pm

I'll to look up my immunology notes when I get back home, but I think remember that only the one-unit antibody (IgG) cross the placenta, not IgM and IgA. I think it may be possible that the antibody is IgM, case in which it won't cross. If my memory is correct then IgA won't cross either, but that passes into milk so the baby will get by that route.
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Post by jwalin » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:41 pm

it is just that after sometime they are no longer useful and are excreted by the baby and hence it needs vaccination
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Re: chicken pox antibodies

Post by smithmaria61 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:52 am

I have come to know about chicken pox is that,it comes only ones in a lifetime. Everyone have must ever met with disease. It lasts for maximum 5 to days. Such blackish spots come over on whole the body and it really sucks. according to ancient people neem leaves are best option to recover in this case. i haven't done this kinda thing. i am just giving you some symptoms for disease.

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