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Original Contributions
August 10, 1964

Treatment of Tetanus by Hyperbaric Oxygenation

Author Affiliations

Chicago Heights, Ill

From the Hyperbaric Institute and departments of medicine and cardiology, St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, and the Department of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago.

JAMA. 1964;189(6):408-410. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070060018003
Abstract

Observations in nine patients with clinical tetanus reveal active regression of symptoms following hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The progression of the disease was arrested and reversed. Seizures were reduced. The mental clarity and cooperation of these patients resulted in better control of respiratory problems and nutritional requirements. The need for tetanus antitoxin and tracheotomy was avoided.

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