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Diphtheria

  • George Dick

Abstract

Active immunisation against diphtheria, which will be discussed in this chapter, is carried out with diphtheria toxoid. This consists of the toxin of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which has been rendered non-toxigenic but has retained its antigenicity. This toxoid is usually given routinely as a triple vaccine which contains about 25Lf1 diphtheria toxoid, 5Lf tetanus toxoid and not more than 20×109 killed Bordetella pertussis with or without a mineral carrier. Passive immunisation is considered in Chapter 14.

Keywords

School Entry Routine Immunisation Scarlet Fever Diphtheria Toxoid Smallpox Vaccine 
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Copyright information

© Update Publications Ltd and George Dick 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Dick
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Child HealthLondonUK
  2. 2.London UniversityLondonUK

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