Low seroprevalance of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis in ambulatory adult patients: the need for lifelong vaccination


TANRIOVER M. D. , SOYLER C., Ascioglu S., CANKURTARAN M., ÜNAL S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.25, no.6, pp.528-532, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejim.2014.04.010
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.528-532
  • Keywords: Vaccine, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Measles, Seroprevalance, UNITED-STATES, TURKEY, IMMUNITY, DISEASE, IZMIR, EPIDEMIC, AGE

Abstract

Background: Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and measles are vaccine preventable diseases that have been reported to cause morbidity and mortality in adult population in the recent years. We aimed to document the seropositivity rates and vaccination indication for these four vaccine preventable diseases among adult and elderly patients who were seen as outpatients in a university hospital.