DPT vaccine


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DPT vaccine

(dē′pē-tē′)
n.
Variant of DTP vaccine.

DPT vaccine

DPT vaccine

An obsolete combination of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and killed pertussis bacilli. It is no longer given in pediatric immunizations because of the superiority of DTaP, a vaccine that contains only acellular pertussis.
See also: vaccine
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These severe neurologic events occur after approximately one in 140,000 doses of the DPT vaccine (0.
Based on the introduction of the HBV vaccine and the proposed increase in the coverage of measles and DPT vaccines in the existing EPI, the study describes a technique employed to quantify current EPI resources and assesses their capacity to determine whether they will be sufficient in sustaining the implementation of the EPI in these circumstances.
Daniel had the DPT vaccine at three months old, at the time we were living in London and he was treated by our GP.
Both had received their first dose of the DPT vaccine.
In particular, the development of a safer acellular DPT vaccine has reduced the health risks posed by ifs predecessor, a whole cell vaccine.
Hannah Bruesewitz was brain injured by DPT vaccine as a child but she was denied compensation by the U.
For reasons that are not clear, the DPT vaccine in females but not males poses negative risk effects.
The DPT vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) should be given in five doses at two, four, six, fifteen to eighteen months, and four to six years old.
Diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus -- once major causes of illness and death among children -- have all but disappeared in the United States since development of the DPT vaccine.
The agreement also includes DPT Vaccine Behring, DT Vaccine Behring, RABIPUR and Td Vaccine Behring.
It may also be due to our habit of careful observation; our caution with DPT vaccine appears to be justified.
It's postulated that the DPT vaccine suppresses a child's immune system, making the child more susceptible to infections.