Tetanus prophylaxis for diabetic foot ulcers. This is due to the extreme potency of the tetanospasmin toxin. Additionally, robust medical practices can also prevent tetanus disease including clean delivery and cord care during childbirth, and proper wound care for surgical and dental procedures.
The tetanus toxin initially binds to peripheral nerve terminals.
Reduction of mortality due to tetanus by immunisation and proper wound management of the patients in Sengerema Designated District Hospital, Tanzania. Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases.
Tetanospasmin will likely be lethal before it will provoke an immune response. The disease has characteristic regions similar to snake bites or scorpion stings in Nigeria.
World J Surg. Therefore, diabetes mellitus may be a relevant factor with tetanus.