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Some of my patients describe having had a severe reaction to something they were given for tetanus many years ago. What could this be?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: If a child;pertussis

The formulation given to kids as DTP up to 1992 contained the whole cell preparaation for pertussis.
This was an effective but problamatic vaccine, as 30% had fever by the 2nd dose and older kids were very sore. It wasn't given over 6y due to its many side effects. The acellular pertussis vaccine replaced it that year & has been remarkable in its lack of shot reactions.

In brief: If a child;pertussis

The formulation given to kids as DTP up to 1992 contained the whole cell preparaation for pertussis.
This was an effective but problamatic vaccine, as 30% had fever by the 2nd dose and older kids were very sore. It wasn't given over 6y due to its many side effects. The acellular pertussis vaccine replaced it that year & has been remarkable in its lack of shot reactions.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Horse serum

Old tetanus vaccine was made from horse serum and was prone to many more allergic reactions.
Last 15+ years has been synthetic with very few issues.

In brief: Horse serum

Old tetanus vaccine was made from horse serum and was prone to many more allergic reactions.
Last 15+ years has been synthetic with very few issues.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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