TABLE 1.

Proportions of Ethiopian MenA patient and control sera with immunoblot band reaction scores of ≥2 and proportions of patient sera with an increase or decrease in score of ≥1 from acute to early convalescent phasea

Antigen band identityReaction against dOMVs of strain Mk 686/02 in:Reaction against nOMVs of patients' own isolates in Ethiopian patients
Ethiopian patients% of Ethiopian controls (n = 22)
% Acute (n = 48)% Early (n = 35)% Late (n = 31)No. (%) increased (n = 26)No. (%) decreased (n = 26)% Acute (n = 30)% Early (n = 26)% Late (n = 19)No. (%) increased (n = 26)No. (%) decreased (n = 26)
NadA0333 (9)1 (3)01717164 (15)3 (12)
Omp85420611 (31)2 (6)54338428 (31)7 (27)
FetA0601 (11)2 (6)57802 (8)2 (8)
PorA4043488 (23)7 (20)237073748 (31)4 (15)
PorB4454357 (20)4 (11)237077745 (19)4 (15)
RmpM6974489 (26)6 (17)647377847 (27)6 (23)
Opa/OpcA6963529 (26)5 (14)272346216 (23)4 (15)
NspA0000 (0)1 (3)02038378 (31)4 (15)
LOS35513214 (40)4 (11)950625311 (44)4 (16)
  • a As graded by a visual score scale of 0 to 5 against OMV antigens. n, number of sera analyzed.