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, cilt.25, ss.528-532, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ejim.2014.04.010
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.528-532

Özet

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.