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January 16, 2017

Tetanus is a common Primary and Intermediate question topic. The RCEM basic science curriculum states the following is required knowledge:

  • Role of dirty or devitalised tissue in harbouring spores
  • Appreciation of the role of tetanospasmin
  • Clinical features of infection
  • Principles of treatment and infection (including immunisation schedule in UK)
  • Management of wounds in respect of tetanus risk


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