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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Apr;25(4):374-5.

Extensive swelling reaction associated with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine.

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  • 1Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA.


Although extensive swelling reactions in the injected limb after the administration of diphtheria-tetanus toxoid-acellular pertussis vaccine have been reported previously, to our knowledge, computerized tomography images of this entity have not been published. A 4-year-old boy with extensive swelling after vaccination with diphtheria-tetanus toxoid-acellular pertussis vaccine is presented.

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