Immune Globulin, Tetanus in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Risk Factor: CM
Class: Serums, toxoids, and vaccines / Serums

Contents of this page:
Fetal Risk Summary
Breast Feeding Summary
References
Questions and Answers

Fetal Risk Summary

Tetanus immune globulin is used to provide passive immunity following exposure to tetanus combined with active immunization with tetanus toxoid (1). Tetanus produces severe morbidity and mortality in both the mother and newborn. No risk to the fetus from the immune globulin has been reported (1,2). The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Technical Bulletin No. 160 recommends the use of tetanus immune globulin in pregnancy for postexposure prophylaxis (1).

Breast Feeding Summary

No data are available.

References

  1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Immunization during pregnancy. Technical Bulletin. No. 160, October 1991.
  2. Amstey MS. Vaccination in pregnancy. Clin Obstet Gynaecol 1983;10:1322.

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