Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Reaction Vaccine DtP

The diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine, called DTP, may cause a mild immunization reaction.

A reaction to DTP includes:


A reaction to DTP in infants may also include:

Severe DTP immunization reactions are extremely rare.

Symptoms of a severe DTP immunization reaction include:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Reaction Vaccine References
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