Objectives of management are to:
• immediately neutralise with globulin any toxin that has not yet become attached irreversibly to the central nervous system
• destroy tetanus bacteria by chemotherapy, thus stopping toxin production
• control convulsions whilst maintaining respiratory and cardiovascular function, which may be disordered by the toxin
• prevent intercurrent infection (usually pulmonary)
• prevent electrolyte disturbances and maintain nutrition.
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