antitetanus immunoglobulinA preparation of antibodies against TETANUS used to protect people who have suffered penetrating wounds that may have been contaminated with tetanus spores. It is used in conjunction with careful surgical toilet and the drug METRONIDAZOLE. The immunoglobulin is also used in cases of established tetanus. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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