Tetanus in Haiti.

  title={Tetanus in Haiti.},
  author={Marie Garnier and F. N. Marshall and Karen Davison and F J Lepreau},
  volume={1 7903},
In 1958-72, 985 cases of tetanus (excluding tetanus of the newborn) were admitted to a hospital in Haiti. Mortality was 22%, and in later years (1966-72) mortality fell. During this period the dosage of tetanus antitoxin was lowered to 10,000 units and, for sedation, diazepam has satisfactorily replaced multiple-drug regimens used in earlier years. However, good nursing, including close attention to breathing, is probably the most important item in treatment. As a result of a programme of… CONTINUE READING

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