CONTROL1 - immunizations are recommended every 5 yrs or...

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CONTROL: Sanitary: Early cleansing of any wound, the surgical removal of affected tissues, suture sterilization and proper washing and canning of foods can prevent disease. Immunological: There are no vaccines available for gas gangrene and antitoxins are ineffective. The use of hyperbaric oxygen and chelating agents can help, however. A vaccine for tetanus made from the inactivated tetanus toxin ("toxoid") is available and required. Booster
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Unformatted text preview: immunizations are recommended every 5 yrs or less to maintain high levels of circulating antitoxin. Botulism may be treated with antitoxin. PC patients should be certain to replace lost fluids and electrolytes to avoid dehydration. Chemotherapeutic: Penicillin or may be employed but their use is debatable. For PC, vancomycin or metronidazole should be employed....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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