Table 1.

Comparison of antibody production and lymphocyte proliferation responses before and after rabies immunization

SubjectProliferation responseaLevel of antibody production (IU/ml)b
PreimmunizationPostimmunizationPreimmunizationPostimmunization
123,43853,206<0.0516.5
236,89121,601<0.050.8
313,19441,838<0.054.2
414,14140,478<0.050.7
510,33418,274<0.053.3
610,9429,362<0.050.7
736,54243,637<0.0512.9
81,4486,005<0.053.3
94,93744,030<0.050.8
108927,319<0.051.3
111,97842,512<0.054.2
123,0839,913<0.050.7
1315,18440,559<0.0512.4
144,23235,938<0.0516.5
Mean12,660 ± 3,22429,650 ± 4,778<0.055.59 ± 1.64
  • a The lymphocyte proliferation response is measured as the level of tritiated thymidine uptake (in counts per minute).

  • b Antibody levels are for blood samples drawn prior to and 4 weeks after completion of rabies vaccination.