A tetanus diagnosis in a patient with appropriate anti-tetanus serology

Dominique Henrion, Laurence Delbrassinne Published in the journal : January 2018 Category : Maladies infectieuses

Summary :

We have here reported on an elderly patient who developed tetanus in spite of appropriate protective antibody levels. The clinical diagnosis could, however, not be confirmed by laboratory tests. A brief review on tetanus is provided, with the concluding remarks highlighting the necessity of regular vaccinations, even though vaccine escape may at times occur

Key Words

Tetanus, immunized patient