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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation of the secretory immunoglobulin A levels in the colostrum and milk of mothers of term and pre-trerm newborns
Author: Araújo, Edílson D.
Gonçalves, Ana Katherine
Cornetta, Maria da Conceição
Cunha, Heleana
Cardoso, Maria L.
Morais, Sirlei Siani
Giraldo, Paulo C.
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To determine and to compare the levels of secretory immunoglobulin A in samples of colostrum and milk of mothers of term and preterm neonates. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The levels of secretory immunoglobulin A of 10 mothers of term neonates and 10 mothers of preterm neonates were determined from 5mL of colostrum or milk collected on the 1st, 4th, 10th and 15th days of the puerperal period, using the radial immunodifusion technique. We employed anamnesis, as well as physical and gynecological exams in women in the puerperal period. All the patients were attended at the Januário Cicco Maternity College. RESULTS: The secretory immunoglobulin A levels were significantly higher in the colostrum and milk of mothers of preterm neonates when compared with the levels found in colostrum and milk of mothers of term neonates (Mann-Whitney test, p<0.0001). There was a significant decline in the secretory immunoglobulin A levels of the colostrum and milk of the mothers of term and preterm neonates during the four periods (Kruskal-Wallis test, p<00001). CONCLUSIONS: The secretory immunoglobulin A levels in colostrum and milk of mothers of preterm neonates were significantly higher than in the mothers of term neonates, demonstrating immunological adaptation in preterm neonate breast-feeding.
Subject: Secretory immunoglobulin A
milk
neonates
Editor: Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1413-86702005000500002
Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702005000500002
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1413-86702005000500002
Date Issue: 1-Oct-2005
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