TITLE

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome After Immunization With Smallpox, Anthrax, and Tetanus Vaccines

AUTHOR(S)
Chopra, Ashish; Drage, Lisa A.; Hanson, Eric M .; Touchet, Nicole L.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p1193
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Report
ABSTRACT
The article discusses Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) after immunization with smallpox, anthrax, and tetanus vaccines. Smallpox, a highly contagious illness, was declared eradicated in 1980, but recent bioterrorism concerns have renewed interest in smallpox prevention and treatment. Immunization with smallpox vaccine is effective but can produce numerous adverse reactions, ranging in seventy from minor to life threatening. Researchers describe a patient in whom SJS developed after immunization with smallpox, anthrax, and tetanus vaccines.
ACCESSION #
14679623

 

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