Antibody response to tetanus

mark mark.haynes at
Wed Feb 17 20:01:20 EST 1999

aureus wrote:
> This disease is cripiling to adults who donot possess immunity to the toxin.
> Immunity is a passive aquired method of weaken toxoid injected into the
> body.  Immunity usually occurs within a couple of months (IgG).   The
> antibody will not be transferred prenatally or cannot be transferred from
> human to human.

I 'm confused (and no its not the 1st time).  Arew you saying that igg 
isn't transferred transplacentally?  If so i disagree.  Whether it is 
also transferred in breast milk is something i'm not sure of although i'm 
pretty sure that iga is in natural milk. Am i wrong?

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