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Tetanus immunoglobulin: recommendations on treatment and prophylaxis

Recommendations on treatment of clinically suspected tetanus and prophylaxis of tetanus prone wounds.

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Recommendations on the treatment and prophylaxis of tetanus

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The Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) expert working group recommended the use of intravenous products only for the treatment of clinically suspected tetanus.

For tetanus prone wounds requiring intramuscular (IM) tetanus immunoglobulin (TIG), human normal immunoglobulin for subcutaneous use (Subgam) may be given intramuscularly as an alternative if stocks of IM TIG are not available.

Published 16 March 2013