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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’.