Treatment of Tetanus in ICU: A Case Report
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.
Bangladesh Crit Care J March 2013; 1: 56-58
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