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A man presented with ER with a large laceration sustained at a construction site (3 days before).
He is given a TIG injection.
His tetanus vaccination is unknown.
Answer - Then the patient Should also get a tetanus vaccination because he needs protection against tetanus exposure.
Titanus Immunoglobulin will give short term protection from Clostridium tetani but TIG doesn't give long term protection because it has a half of 3 to 4 weeks. The patient should take a tetanus vaccine with TIG for long term protection from future exposure.
A man presents to an ER with a large laceration sustained at a construction site 3...
A man presents to an ER with a large laceration sustained at a construction site 3 days before. He is given a TIG (tetanus immunoglobulin) injection. He doesn't remember ever having a tetanus vaccination. The patient (should or should not) also get a tetanus vaccination, because_ a. should: he needs protection against future tetanus exposure. should: the tetanus vaccination will provide additional passive immunity. should not: the TIG is enough, as it will provide long term active acquired immunity should...