Tetanusprofylaxe in de huisartsenpraktijk

Translated title of the contribution: Tetanus prophylaxis in general practice

F S Boukes, T J Wiersma, D Beaujean, R J F Burgmeijer, A Timen

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    In response to the report 'Immunisation against tetanus following injuries' from the Dutch Health Council, the Dutch College of General Practitioners, the National Coordinating Body for the Control of Infectious Diseases and The Netherlands Vaccine Institute have drawn up guidelines for tetanus prophylaxis in general practice. The number of situations in which the administration of tetanus immunoglobulin or tetanus vaccine is indicated is now considerably lower. Some of the unclear aspects of the report have been further worked out and translated into definite guidelines. The guidelines are not only useful for general practitioners but deserve to be followed by all doctors treating patients with injuries.

    Translated title of the contributionTetanus prophylaxis in general practice
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)2172-3
    Number of pages2
    JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
    Issue number44
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2004


    • Family Practice
    • Humans
    • Immunization, Passive/utilization
    • Netherlands
    • Practice Guidelines as Topic
    • Primary Prevention
    • Tetanus/prevention & control
    • Tetanus Toxoid/administration & dosage
    • Wounds and Injuries/complications


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