Guidelines for the management of accidental tetanus in adult patients.

@article{Lisboa2011GuidelinesFT,
  title={Guidelines for the management of accidental tetanus in adult patients.},
  author={Thiago Costa Lisboa and Yeh-Li Ho and Gustavo Trindade Henriques Filho and Janete Salles Brauner and Jorge Lu{\'i}s Valiatti and Juan Carlos Rosso Verdeal and Fl{\'a}via Ribeiro Machado},
  journal={Revista Brasileira de terapia intensiva},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          394-409
        }
}
Although tetanus can be prevented by appropriate immunization, accidental tetanus continues to occur frequently in underdeveloped and developing countries. Tetanus mortality rates remain high in these areas, and studies regarding the best therapy for tetanus are scarce. Because of the paucity of data on accidental tetanus and the clinical relevance of this condition, the Associação de Medicina Intensiva Brasileira (AMIB) organized a group of experts to develop these guidelines, which are based… CONTINUE READING

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