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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Interim guidance for the treatment of clinically suspected tetanus cases, has been issued in response to changes in available IV immunoglobulin products in the NHS.

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 2 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added link to interim guidance.
  2. Updated the Body text to include a link to National Archives (chapter update patches) and NHS Choices.
  3. First published.