Tetanus: advice for health professionals

Guidance on the treatment of tetanus cases and management of tetanus prone wounds.


Tetanus: guidance for health professionals

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This document provides recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of tetanus, including:

  • the use of immunoglobulins for the treatment of clinical tetanus
  • the management of tetanus prone wounds
  • revised guidance for classifying tetanus-prone injuries

The revised 2018 guidelines replace previous guidelines on ‘Tetanus: information for health professionals’ and interim guidance on ‘Tetanus immunoglobulin: recommendations on the treatment and prophylaxis of tetanus’.

Published 16 March 2013
Last updated 9 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Published revised 'tetanus: guidance for healthcare professionals'.
  2. First published.