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Tetanus

A disease caused by tetanospasmin, a powerful protein toxin produced by CLOSTRIDIUM TETANI. Tetanus usually occurs after an acute injury, such as a puncture wound or laceration. Generalized tetanus, the most common form, is characterized by tetanic muscular contractions and hyperreflexia. Localized tetanus presents itself as a mild condition with manifestations restricted to muscles near the wound. It may progress to the generalized form. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
21489
Concept ID:
C0039614
Disease or Syndrome
2.

Type B viral hepatitis

A viral infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
6807
Concept ID:
C0019163
Disease or Syndrome
3.

Hepatitis

INFLAMMATION of the LIVER. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
5515
Concept ID:
C0019158
Disease or Syndrome
4.

Diphtheria

A Gram-positive bacterial infection caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It usually involves the oral cavity, pharynx, and nasal cavity. Patients develop pseudomembranes in the affected areas and manifest signs and symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. The diphtheria toxin may cause myocarditis, polyneuritis, and other systemic effects. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
4334
Concept ID:
C0012546
Disease or Syndrome
5.

Conjugate Vaccine

A category of vaccines created by covalently attaching an antigen from an organism to a carrier protein from the same organism to aid in the delivery of the immunogen. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
64603
Concept ID:
C0206515
Immunologic Factor; Pharmacologic Substance
6.

Vaccine

Preparations containing substances with antigenic properties administered to activate the immune system, thereby inducing an immune response. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
52963
Concept ID:
C0042210
Immunologic Factor; Pharmacologic Substance
7.

Pertussis

A contagious bacterial respiratory infection caused by Bordetella pertussis. It is characterized by severe and uncontrollable cough, resulting in a whooping sound during breathing following the cough. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
12159
Concept ID:
C0043167
Disease or Syndrome
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