Diseases & National Health Programme
In a patient who has suffered through a deep penetrating wound has received tetanus booster 10 years back. The treatment required in this patient is:
|A||Compete tetanus toxoid course and immune-oglobulins|
|B||Tetanus toxoid and immunoglobulins|
|C||Tetanus toxoid only|
|D||Nothing to be done|
Tetanus vaccination protects the body against the toxin produced by the tetanus bacterium, not the bacterium itself. Because tetanus is often fatal, vaccination is particularly Important. A primary series of 3 injections over a 6 month period should be administered to any adult who Was not vaccinated in childhood. A booster dose of the vaccine is recommended every 10 years. Adults receive the tetanus vaccine alone or in combination with a diphtheria vaccine administered in a single injection. Children receive a combination vaccine against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Pertussis vaccination is not necessary for adults.