Tetanus antitoxin levels among adults over 40 years of age in Central Anatolia, Turkey


Ozturk A. , Goahmetoglu S., Erdem F. , Alkan S.

CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION, vol.9, no.1, pp.33-38, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1469-0691.2003.00469.x
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-38

Abstract

Objective To determine tetanus antitoxin levels in adults and the aged. Methods This study was conducted on 249 adults over 40 years of age who applied to a blood-withdrawal unit in Kayseri, Central Anatolia. Tetanus toxoid-specific antibodies were measured in serum by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).