tetanus antitoxin

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Related to tetanus antitoxin: tetanus immune globulin, tetanus toxoid
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antitoxin given for short-term immunization against tetanus in cases of possible exposure to the tetanus bacillus

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In high-risk areas, foals may be given tetanus antitoxin immediately after birth and every 2 to 3 weeks until they are 3 months of age, at which time they can be given toxoid.
Because her mother and father were out of the city, a neighbour took her to hospital where a doctor performed a routine test for sensitivity to the horse serum used in tetanus antitoxin.
Some authors have demonstrated that elderly people develop lower titres of tetanus antitoxin antibodies in response to immunization than do younger persons [9, 10] while others emphasize that elderly subjects develop protective titres when immunized [11-13].
Because the mouths of snakes contain bacteria, your veterinarian will probably administer antibiotics and tetanus antitoxin.
Persons who experienced an Arthus-type hypersensitivity reaction following a prior dose of a tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine usually have high serum tetanus antitoxin levels and should not receive the Td vaccine more frequently than every 10 years, even for tetanus prophylaxis as part of wound management.
Contract awarded for tetanus antitoxin, 3,000 iu solution for injection, vial or ampule.
The toxin inhibition test used to measure diphtheria antitoxin concentrations shows good correlation with the in vitro neutralization test in Vero cells, but is faster, simpler, and combines the measurement of diphtheria and tetanus antitoxin antibodies (8,9).
Establishment and maintenance of adequate tetanus antitoxin levels by administration of primary vaccination and routine booster vaccinations are the only means to avert tetanus.