Longitudinal analysis of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus-specific antibody in SARS patients

Shan Chwen Chang, Jann Tay Wang, Li Min Huang, Yee Chun Chen, Chi Tai Fang, Wang Huei Sheng, Jiun Ling Wang, Chong Jen Yu, Pan Chyr Yang

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Abstract

The serum antibodies to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus of 18 SARS patients were checked at 1 month and every 3 months after disease onset. All of them except one, who missed blood sampling at 1 month, tested positive for the immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody at 1 month. Fifteen out of 17 tested positive for the IgM antibody at 1 month. The serum IgM antibody of most patients became undetectable within 6 months after the onset of SARS. The IgG antibody of all 17 patients, whose serum was checked 1 year after disease onset, remained positive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1455-1457
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology (medical)

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