Tetanus: the green book, chapter 30

Tetanus immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.


Tetanus: the green book, chapter 30

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In November 2018 revised guidance for healthcare professionals on the use of immunoglobulins for the treatment of clinical tetanus and the management of tetanus prone wounds was issued.

Tetanus is an acute disease caused by the action of tetanus toxin, released following infection by the bacterium Clostridium tetani.

Chapter 30 update patches.

Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 26 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated advice on management of exposure prone wounds and supplies of immunoglobulin.
  2. Added link to revised guidance for health professionals.
  3. Added link to interim guidance.
  4. Updated the Body text to include a link to National Archives (chapter update patches) and NHS Choices.
  5. First published.