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Why anti tetanus serum and tetanus toxoid given simultaneously to patient with dirty wounds

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Agressive management

Avoiding tetanus in an old >1-2 day & dirty wound requires agressive management.
The wound is cleaned & dead tissue removed. Tetanus Immune Globulin is administered to block (immediately) the effect of any toxin emerging from the wound while the toxoid is given to boost the individuals response(which takes a while).Oral or IV meds are given to kill off the tetanus germs.

In brief: Agressive management

Avoiding tetanus in an old >1-2 day & dirty wound requires agressive management.
The wound is cleaned & dead tissue removed. Tetanus Immune Globulin is administered to block (immediately) the effect of any toxin emerging from the wound while the toxoid is given to boost the individuals response(which takes a while).Oral or IV meds are given to kill off the tetanus germs.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Wounds

Your healthcare professional determines what treatment is necessary when tetanus is concerned.
Factors that determine what exactly is to be given include the type of injury (amount of contamination), time since last tetanus shot, if the patient has ever received the tetanus shot, and when the last booster was.

In brief: Wounds

Your healthcare professional determines what treatment is necessary when tetanus is concerned.
Factors that determine what exactly is to be given include the type of injury (amount of contamination), time since last tetanus shot, if the patient has ever received the tetanus shot, and when the last booster was.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Dr. Kenneth Lee
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