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
Published 16 March 2013
Last updated 30 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added updated guidance - see page 5 for revision summary.

  2. Published revised 'tetanus: guidance for healthcare professionals'.

  3. First published.