diphtheria antitoxin


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diphtheria antitoxin

[dif‚thir·ē·ə ‚ant·i′täk·sən]
(immunology)
An antibody produced in animals or in humans after contact with diphtheria toxin or toxoid.
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Access to diphtheria antitoxin for therapy and diagnostics.
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Diphtheria Antitoxin, Pasteur Merieux, Lyon, France), licensed in Europe and similar to the previously licensed U.
Patients with severe diphtheria are at high risk for complications or death; therefore, to reduce morbidity and mortality, diphtheria antitoxin should be administered promptly based on the clinical presentation and presumptive diagnosis.
Because of the extensive oropharyngeal pseudomembranes, diphtheria was suspected and diphtheria antitoxin (30,000 IU) was administered intramuscularly.
She was treated with 9000 international units IU) of equine diphtheria antitoxin, antibiotics, and prednisone.
Under Smith's administration, diphtheria antitoxin production increased from 1,700 to 33,000 doses within 4 years.
Joseph Kinyoun, the founder of the Hygienic Laboratory--predecessor of the National Institutes of Health--learned the procedure for preparing diphtheria antitoxin at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.
In a population-based study in the Netherlands, diphtheria antitoxin antibodies were measured with a toxin-binding inhibition assay in 9,134 sera from the general population and religious communities refusing vaccination.
The patient was treated with parenteral penicillin and diphtheria antitoxin.

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