anti-tetanus serum

anti-tetanus serum

A serum containing specific antibodies against TETANUS, usually obtained from a horse which has been inoculated with tetanus organisms and has developed immunity to the disease. Because of the possible allergic dangers of anti-tetanus serum it has been largely replaced by ANTITETANUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN.
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Mothers who had had stillbirths, or had a history of anti-tetanus serum (ATS) administration or blood transfusion within the preceding 4 weeks to delivery, were excluded.
To avoid tetanus, the penitents were told to make sure that the whips or nails they shall be using are rust-free and are sterilized with alcohol, while also having injected with anti-tetanus serum (ATS).
All ICU patients followed the same protocol during the first 24 h after admission: surgical debridement of infected tissue, antibiotic therapy (metronidazole), and administration of immunoglobulin or anti-tetanus serum, as specified in the MoH guidelines in effect during the study period.
Confirmatory test was done by swarming inhibition test by adding anti-tetanus serum to the half of the blood agar plate.
Anti-tetanus serum was also given as prophylaxis for anaerobe Clostridium Tetani.
1926: The Pasteur Institute in Paris announced the discovery of an anti-tetanus serum.
12 All neonates received anti-tetanus serum, antibiotics, anticonvulsants and sedatives and all were fed with expressed breast milk as routine protocol for the care of NT cases.
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