Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tetanus Treatment

Treatment for tetanus may include wound cleansing, tetanus immune globulin, intravenous fluids, oxygen therapy, antibiotics, and medications for muscle spasms. Depending on the severity of the infection, a long period of treatment in an intensive care setting is common.

Specific treatment for tetanus may include:

Tetanus Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat tetanus:

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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