Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 249–250 | Cite as

Dantrolene in severe tetanus

  • I. Farquhar
  • A. Hutchinson
  • J. Curran
Case Reports


In its most severe form tetanus is treated with prolonged use of neuromuscular blockade, and artificial ventilation. We report a case in which the use of dantrolene sodium shortened the period of artificial ventilation.

Key words

tetanus Dantrolene 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Farquhar
    • 1
  • A. Hutchinson
    • 1
  • J. Curran
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesia, Queen's Medical CentreUniversity HospitalNottinghamUK

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