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Is there a treatment for tetanus?
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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Only for symptoms
Although there is no cure for the disease it is treated by removing the bacteria from the wound and then treating symptoms of the infection.
With early supportive treatment about 10% of cases are fatal.

In brief: Only for symptoms
Although there is no cure for the disease it is treated by removing the bacteria from the wound and then treating symptoms of the infection.
With early supportive treatment about 10% of cases are fatal.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Complex
Thetreatment is complex: tetanus inmunoglobulin, tetanus toxoid vaccine, benzodiazepines as muscle relaxants ( short acting preferred to valium), sometimes pts require intubation to protect the respiratory muscles.
Antibiotics( Metronidazole now is preferred to penicillin), on occasions magnesium. The crisis may last several weeks.

In brief: Complex
Thetreatment is complex: tetanus inmunoglobulin, tetanus toxoid vaccine, benzodiazepines as muscle relaxants ( short acting preferred to valium), sometimes pts require intubation to protect the respiratory muscles.
Antibiotics( Metronidazole now is preferred to penicillin), on occasions magnesium. The crisis may last several weeks.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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