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Medical Questions of the Day- 29




A 55-year-old woman presents to the emergency room for a cut wound on her hand. While she was cutting a piece of meat, she lost control of the knife resulting in a longitudinal wound in her hand. Bleeding stopped after a few minutes. Now she is concerned about tetanus vaccination. Records show that she received all the doses of tetanus-diphtheria (Td) and the last one was 4 years ago.

What is the appropriate therapy for prophylaxis of tetanus in this patient?

A – No further therapy

B – Tetanus toxoid

C – Tetanus immunoglobulin

D – Tetanus toxoid and tetanus immunoglobulin

E – Tetanus toxoid followed by tetanus immunoglobulin after 5 days

Answer



No further therapy. This patient already had 3 doses of Td and the last one was less than 5 years ago. Tetanus toxoid is given if the patient has a clean wound and the last dose of tetanus was more than 10 years ago or dirty wound and the last dose was more than 5 years ago. Tetanus immunoglobulin is added to tetanus toxoid in cases of dirty wounds if the last dose was given more than 5 years ago.

The correct answer is A

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28 thoughts on “Medical Questions of the Day- 29”

  1. Thank you Dr Busayo

  2. Sorry for the delay. I will post it today.

  3. Thank you Dr Mahmoud

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  7. When are you going to post final answer with explanation?

  8. When are you going to post final answer with explanation?

  9. Tetanus toxoid

  10. B. T.toxoid

  11. Thank you Dr Barbie

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  16. Answer: A

  17. Thank you Dr Faisal Rasheed

  18. The correct answer will be posted in 24 hours. Thank you Dr Prinka

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