[Immunity against tetanus is often lacking in the elderly].

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE It is generally recommended to vaccinate elderly people against tetanus. Is this really essential? PATIENTS AND METHODS The levels of antibodies to tetanus toxin in serum of 2936 individuals of various age groups were determined by means of an ELISA. RESULTS Obviously, the antibody titers definitely diminish in the old… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1272499

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