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Serious&Preventable: Diptheria is a serious infection caused by a Bacteria(cornybacterium Diptheria) and even if treated with anti toxin and antibiotics id fatal in 1in10 cases.It is contagious and caused upper airway obstruction and toxins can affect heart and other organs But fortunately we do not see much diphtheria due to the Immunisation of children and adults It is a serious and Preventable Disease ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diphtheria is a potentially fatal, contagious disease that usually involves the nose, throat, and air passages, but may also infect the skin. Its most striking feature is the formation of a grayish membrane covering the tonsils and upper part of the throat. This is a preventable disease by vaccination. It is ...Read more
Vaccines given IM: Most vaccines like those for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis are given deep into a muscle. This location allows for proper distribution into the body through the blood flow into the muscle, allowing the immune system to begin developing antibodies.The blood flow in fatty areas is not as uniform & injected material could sit for long periods without proper distribution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Meningitis-an inflammation of the coverings of the brain usually caused by germs but can be caused by toxins (chemotherapy) tetanus-a disease marked by severe muscle spasms caused by a toxin produced by germs growing in wounds. Diphtheria: a disease caused by a germ s living in the upper airway/nose/throat that can produce obstruction or make a toxin that can injure the heart, kidneys, nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no Dipth MD: There are no doctors called Diptheria Doctors.Why you ask this question.Diptheria is a serious infection and can be treated by a Medical Doctor or an Infectious Disease Specialist Since Diptheria so rare in USA,it better be treated by an Infectious Disease Specialist After diagnosis is made it is treated with Antibiotics and Antitoxin injections I in 10 patients will die e ven if treated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 67 years old and wondering if my bradycardia is the result of having had diptheria at the age of 3 years old. ?
Not A Vaccine: Diptheria toxin is not a type of vaccine.Diptheria Toxin is produced by the bacteria(Cornybacterium Diptheriae)which causes Diptheria and can affect heart and other organs. But we use Diptheria Anti toxin to neutralize the toxin produced by the Diptheria causing bacteria.It is an anti toxin serum and not a real vaccine. Anti toxin and Antibiotics are used to treat Diptheria and1in10cases are fatal ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do these results mean low immunity? Diptheria Titer 0.95 int_units/ml ref range <0.10 and Tetanus Igg Titer 0.62 int_units/ml ref range <0.10
It depends: on why this child required diphtheria and tetanus immunoglobulin titers in the first place. Most children go through the 3 stage DPaT vaccinations and never require Ig titers. Those titer concentrations mean that the necessary immunoglobulins against those conditions were undetectable in assay. Whether that means low immunity depends on the situation and the child. Ask MD that required titers. ...Read more
Can you tell me in which decade do you think the vaccine for diptheria was introduced in england and wales?
Early 50's: The vaccine was first made available in the United States. That happened in 1945, and it almost immediately became routinely used in the US. Although I could not find an exact date, it looks like from cause of death in children tables that diphtheria deaths were quite epidemic yet in England & Wales until the late 1940's, so routine use probably started in the early 1950's in that region. ...Read more
Is it possible to show antibodies on specific test for diseases you never got vaccinated for? I'm trying to avoid mmr, tetanus & diptheria shots...
Disease or Vaccine: Only way you can have positive antibodies in your blood is if you have received the vaccines and other way is if you have had the infection in the past By getting the vaccine your body produces the antibodies which protects you against the infection if you are exposed to it I will advice get the shot.But you are 34.you might have had MMR in childhood.Get your blodd checked.Get your tdap every10yrs ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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