Diptheria and Tetanus
- Tetanus is frequently a fatal infectious disease.
- Tetanus is caused by a type of bacteria (Clostridium tetani).
- The tetanus bacteria often enter the body through a puncture wound, which ca"...
Diphtheria and Tetanus
It is a contraindication to use this or any other related vaccine after an immediate anaphylactic reaction associated with a previous dose.
A history of systemic allergic or neurologic reactions following a previous dose of DT is an absolute contraindication for further use.2
If a contraindication to using tetanus toxoid-containing preparations exists in a person who has not completed a primary immunizing course of tetanus toxoid and other than a clean, minor wound is sustained, only passive immunization should be given using TIG (Human).2
Immunization should be deferred during the course of an acute illness. Vaccination of infants and children with severe, febrile illness should generally be deferred until these persons have recovered. However, the presence of minor illnesses such as mild upper respiratory infections with or without low grade fever should not preclude vaccination.2
8. Wilson GS. The Hazards of Immunization. Provocation poliomyelitis.270-274,1967
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/8/2006
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