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Magnesium sulphate as firstline and mainstay therapy without sedation in the management of a patient with tetanus

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Vihara Erangika Gunasekera Dassanayake

University of Colombo, LK
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Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesiology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo,
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Abstract

We report a patient diagnosed as grade I tetanus that rapidly progressed to grade III and was treated successfully with magnesium sulphate for 19 days without sedation with benzodiazepines.

How to Cite: Dassanayake, V.E.G., (2016). Magnesium sulphate as firstline and mainstay therapy without sedation in the management of a patient with tetanus. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 24(2), pp.84–88. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v24i2.8139
Published on 16 Jul 2016.
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