Treatment of Tetanus in ICU: A Case Report

  • Farzana Shumy Medical Officer, Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka 1000,
  • Ahmad Mursel Anam Chief Resident, ICU, Square Hospitals Ltd. Dhaka 1205,
  • Mohammad Mafizul Islam Polash Clinical Staff, ICU, Square Hospitals Ltd. Dhaka 1205
  • Md Motiul Islam Clinical Staff, ICU, Square Hospitals Ltd., Dhaka 1205,
  • Raihan Rabbani Associate Consultant, Internal Medicine & Critical Care, Square Hospitals Ltd., Dhaka 1205
  • Abu Reza Mohammad Nooruzzaman Consultant, Internal Medicine & Critical Care, Square Hospitals Ltd. Dhaka 1205
  • Mirza Nazim Uddin Consultant, Internal Medicine & Critical Care, Square Hospitals Ltd. Dhaka 1205
Keywords: Tetanus, ICU

Abstract

Tetanus remains an important cause of death in the developing countries, like Bangladesh. The cause of death in tetanus is spasm of the larynx and muscle spasm. High dose muscle relaxant are required to prevent this which itself has side effect like respiratory depression. Treatment in ICU with the help of mechanical ventilation prevents death from respiratory complications and produce best possible therapeutic effect of the drugs. In this case, a patient of tetanus was managed in ICU with high doses of muscle relaxant along with all the medication necessary for tetanus and produced good outcome.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v1i1.14372

Bangladesh Crit Care J March 2013; 1: 56-58

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2013-03-31
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Shumy, F., Anam, A., Polash, M., Islam, M. M., Rabbani, R., Nooruzzaman, A., & Uddin, M. (2013). Treatment of Tetanus in ICU: A Case Report. Bangladesh Critical Care Journal, 1(1), 56-58. https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v1i1.14372
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