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Only half of patients with chronic wounds up-to-date with tetanus

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Almost half of primary care patients with chronic wounds may not be up-to-date with tetanus vaccination, according to Cardiff University researchers.

This is despite evidence that varicose ulcers, dermatosis and necrosed tumours are the point of entry for Clostridium tetani spores in many cases.

Researchers randomly collected data on 100 patients with chronic wounds, finding 43% were not up-to-date.

They said: “With the burden of chronic wound and ageing population set to increase, levels of protection amplify the risk of tetanus faced by those suffering from chronic wounds.”

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