Tetanus: advice for people who inject drugs

A resource for clinicians to give to their patients.


Advice on tetanus for people who inject drugs

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Tetanus is caused by a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium tetani, an anaerobic spore-forming bacillus. Tetanus spores can be present in the gastrointestinal tract and faeces of horses and other animals.

Published 30 May 2013