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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


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).