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Autonomic involvement can cause cardiovascular complications such as hypertension. In severe cases the spasms increase in frequency and occur spontaneously and also by stimuli for 1 week and then the patient may die of exhaustion, asphyxia, or aspiration pneumonia. Tetanus also affects animals like horse and causes similar symptoms.
In the event of injury, the wound must be thoroughly cleaned after injury.
For those who are already protected by Tetanus toxoid a booster dose is given, if required. For those who are at the risk of tetanus, an Anti tetanus toxoid should be given and be followed up with a booster dose after 1 and 6 months.