Disease Information for Pertussis (acellular) vaccine

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Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Febrile convulsion
Post-viral/infectious encephalopathy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Biologicals/serums/vaccines/blood products (cat)
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
Pertussis (acellular) vaccine, Brand name/Adacel (DPT acellular pertussis vaccine), Brand name/Apacel (DT -Pertussis acell), Brand name/Boostrix (DT/P-acellular) vaccine, Brand name/InfanRix (DT/P-acellular), Brand Name/Kinrix (DPTP) Vaccine, Brand Name/Pentacel (DPTPHib) Vaccine
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Injectable medication (parenteral)
Definition

A suspension of killed Bordetella pertussis organisms, used for immunization against pertussis (WHOOPING COUGH); It is generally used in a mixture with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids (DTP); NOW There is an acellular pertussis vaccine prepared from the purified antigenic components of Bordetella pertussis, which causes fewer adverse reactions than whole-cell vaccine and, like the whole-cell vaccine, is generally used in a mixture with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids--------(From Dorland, 28th ed)------------------

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