Protecting Newborns from Tetanus and Diphtheria


May 12, 2017 by: Pediatrics for Parents staff Article Tags: , ,

The Question: Does immunizing pregnant women for tetanus and diphtheria provide protection against these diseases in their newborns? The Study: In this Turkish study, the level of protection (antibody level) of 91 new mothers and their newborns were determined. The baby’s antibody levels were measured in the newborn’s cord blood. The Results: The antibody titers…

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