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Thrombocytopenia after Tetanus Prophylaxis with Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) Vaccine

Published:November 12, 2012DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.05.039
      Thrombocytopenia is seen rarely after tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccination. The majority of cases occur in children who have received the mumps, measles, rubella vaccination. There are a few reported cases after tetanus vaccination. Td vaccination is administered routinely throughout the world (
      • Mortelmans L.J.
      • Gert C.
      • Guido J.Y.
      Thrombocytopenia after tetanus vaccination.
      ,
      • Mantadakis E.
      • Farmaki E.
      • Buchanan G.R.
      Thrombocytopenic purpura after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination: a systematic review of the literature and guidance for management.
      ). We describe the case of a healthy adult who developed thrombocytopenia after administration of the Td vaccine.
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