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Tetanus information for health professionals

AbstractThis document aims to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and public health management of cases of tetanus. It includes sections on the causative organism, epidemiology of tetanus in England and Wales, clinical features, diagnosis, clinical management, occupational health, preventative measures, reporting and public health management. Detailed information on tetanus vaccine, the management of tetatus prone wounds and the national vaccination programme are referenced but available elsewhere.
Date of publishing11/24/2003
Date of last review by us08/07/2007
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