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Intramuscular injections of antitoxin in the treatment of diphtheria

by John Davy Rolleston

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Published by Adlard and Son, impr. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Diphtheria Antitoxin,
  • Intramuscular Injections

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J.D. Rolleston and C. Macleod
    ContributionsMacleod, C., Royal College of Surgeons of England
    The Physical Object
    Pagination8 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26296284M

    In a district in Poland, during , the authors claim to have reduced the mortality from diphtheria in patients treated in hospital from 25 to 5 per cent. This was achieved by the administration of penicillin in a dosage of , units a day in intramuscular injections at intervals of 3 hours, combined with antitoxin in the more severe by: 1.   Learning to give an intramuscular (IM) injection may become a necessity if you, or a family member, suffer from an illness that requires injections of medication. The doctor will make this decision as they provide medical care and the doctor or nurse will explain to the caregiver how to give an intramuscular injection%(19).

    Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — The Antitoxin Treatment for Diphtheria — A Clinical Report. How to Administer Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Vaccine Injections. Administer these vaccines via IM route • Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP, Tdap) • Diphtheria-tetanus (DT, Td) • Haemophilus influenzae. type b (Hib) • Hepatitis A (HepA) • Hepatitis B (HepB) • Human papillomavirus (HPV) • Inactivated influenza (IIV File Size: KB.

    This note records that about 15 patients in the early stages of leprosy, who were awaiting discharge and repatriation, were at a Nairobi hospital given a variable number of intramuscular injections of 2, units of diphtheria antitoxin bi-weekly. There were no general or febrile reactions and only slight neuritic pains were noted. The results of the injections on the local lesions were on the Author: H. Trant. Induration after intramuscular injections was found to be due to the Vitamin C not being injected deeply enough into the muscle. (One had to be drained—a sterile abscess.) If the concentration was one gram to 5 cc it caused a vein spasm up the arm from the injection site in three cases.


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Intramuscular injections of antitoxin in the treatment of diphtheria by John Davy Rolleston Download PDF EPUB FB2

Diphtheria antitoxin is to be administered only by or under the supervision of your doctor or other health care professional.

Before using diphtheria antitoxin In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. Diphtheria Antitoxin (Systemic) VA CLASSIFICATION Primary: IM Note: Although diphtheria is a rare disease in the U.S.

{01} {03}, access to diphtheria antitoxin is essential to ensure effective treatment of a case {01}.The previously available supply of U.S.-licensed diphtheria antitoxin (Diphtheria antitoxin, Equine, Connaught Laboratories, Inc., Swiftwater, Pennsylvania) had an expiration. Although rare in the U.S., diphtheria is a serious disease that can cause life-threatening illnesses.

Diphtheria is transmitted through contact with an infected person or a carrier of the disease. Diphtheria antitoxin is to be administered only by or under the supervision of. Although there is no specific information comparing use of diphtheria antitoxin in children with use in other age groups, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in children than it does in adults.

Geriatric. Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Equine diphtheria antitoxin (DAT) is available only from the CDC through an investigational new drug protocol (CDC Emergency Operations Center; hour telephone: ).

33 Antitoxin is administered once at an empiric dosage based on the degree of toxicity, site and size of the pseudomembrane, and duration of illness. 33 The intravenous.

Find patient medical information for Diphtheria Antitoxin Injection on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings.

patients at a hospital were allocated to antitoxin treatment or no antitoxin treatment on an alternating day schedule, mortality in treated patients was % compared to % in untreated patients. It was also shown that early treatment is critical, with File Size: KB. Diphtheria Antitoxin. Diphtheria antitoxin, produced in horses, was used for treatment of diphtheria in the United States since the s.

It is not indicated for prophylaxis of contacts of diphtheria patients. Sincediphtheria antitoxin has been available only from CDC, through an. Diphtheria antitoxin (DAT) is a medication made up of antibodies used in the treatment of diphtheria.

It is no longer recommended for prevention of diphtheria. It is given by injection into a vein or muscle. Side effects are common. They include serum sickness and allergic reactions including anaphylaxis.

Diphtheria antitoxin is made from the blood plasma of horses that have been immunized AHFS/: Micromedex Detailed. Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version.

Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Antitoxin therapy. Diphtheria antitoxin is the mainstay of therapy and should be administered promptly, as soon as there is a strong clinical suspicion of diphtheria.

Tiwari TS. Diptheria. In: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Yellow Book health information for international travel. Chapter 3 - infectious diseases related to.

Intramuscular injections are often given in the following areas: Deltoid muscle of the arm. The deltoid muscle is the site most typically used for vaccines. However, this site is not common for Author: Jacquelyn Cafasso. Diphtheria antitoxin was one of these medicines. Doctors used diphteria antitoxin to treat and prevent diphtheria, an often deadly childhood disease.

Scientists grow diphtheria-causing bacteria in the laboratory and harvest its toxin. Next, researchers inject horses with the diphtheria toxin. Thank you for your interest in spreading the word about The BMJ.

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Diphtheria antitoxin is derived from horse serum and reactions are common; tests for hypersensitivity should be carried out before use. Prescribing and dispensing information Available from Centre for Infections (Tel () ) or in Northern Ireland from Public Health Laboratory, Belfast City Hospital (Tel () ).

Tejpratap S.P. Tiwari, Melinda Wharton, in Plotkin's Vaccines (Seventh Edition), Treatment and Prevention With Antimicrobials. Although diphtheria antitoxin is the mainstay of diphtheria therapy, penicillin or, alternatively, erythromycin should be given to hasten clearance of the organism, prevent transmission, and cease further production of diphtheria toxin.

89 Before the availability. Diphtheria is still a killer because the treatment for it is no longer made and stockpiles of it are aging and dwindling.

The world needs a new antitoxin. The use of Diphtheria Antitoxin is not recommended for prophylaxis as its protective effect is of short duration (1 to 2 weeks only) and furthermore, it may cause sensitization to horse sera.

Instead, the contacts of Diphtheria patients should receive a dose ( ml) of diphtheria vaccine (Diphtheria vaccine, Adsorbed PTAP) or. Infanrix Hexa (Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids, Acellular Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Inactivated Poliomyelitis, Adsorbed Conjugated Haemophilus Influenzae) may treat, side effects, dosage, drug interactions, warnings, patient labeling, reviews, and related medications including drug comparison and health resources.

Use in treatment: A dose of 10, to 30, IU of diphtheria antitoxin may be injected intramuscularly in mild to moderately severe cases of diphtheria and up to a max.

of 1,00, IU in severe cases after testing for serum sensitivity (see below for reactions to horse serum). In addition antibiotics and corticosteroids may be administered.

Evidence for the Use of Intramuscular Injections in Outpatient Practice MARK SHATSKY, DO, Providence Medical Group, Portland, Oregon F amily physicians File Size: KB.INTRAVENOUS USE OF DIPHTHERIA ANTITOXIN REPORT OF A SERIES OF CASES HOWARD OSGOOD, M.D.

BUFFALO The liberal use of antitoxin subcutaneously and intramuscularly in the treatment of diphtheria has been a routine precedure for thirty years, with a great reduction in the mortality as compared with preanti-toxin days. Its use intravenously, however Cited by: 1.The following are sites for injections.

Alternate the injection site each time you inject to avoid soreness at any one sight. Deltoid. Vastus Lateralis Dorsogluteal.

Find the lower edge of the acromial process and the point on the lateral arm in line with the axilla. Insert the needle 1” to 2” below the acromial process, usually two or threeFile Size: KB.