Boostering antitoxic diphtheria immunity in adults

  • Dr. med. H. M. Hasselhorn, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. F. Hofmann, PD Dr. med. F. W. Tiller
  • Published 1996 in Infection


It is well known that diphtheria immunity is waning in an adult population having undergone basic immunization in childhood. Studies in Germany and other countries have shown that the majority of the adult population has either no (antitoxin level <0.01 IU/ml) or only insufficient (0.01 0.1 IU/ml) immunological protection against diphtheria [1-4]. In the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01713331