Diphtheria Mortality in Nigeria : the Need to Stock Diphtheria Antitoxin

  title={Diphtheria Mortality in Nigeria : the Need to Stock Diphtheria Antitoxin},
  • Published 2011
INTRODUCTION: Diphtheria had been a major of cause of childhood mortality until the advent of an effective vaccine. Even in Nigeria with low to moderate coverage with the third dose of DPT the number of reported cases of diphtheria had been reducing. However, in a recent report we noted an increase in the incidence of diphtheria. The mainstay of management of diphtheria is the Diphtheria antitoxin. Diphtheria antitoxin is not available in Nigeria. We present the mortalities from diphtheria to… CONTINUE READING

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