Tooth avulsion

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 31 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3076

The authors of this Practice article (BMJ 2016;353:i1394, doi:10.1136/bmj.i1394) would like to amend their recommendation on tetanus vaccination, which is listed in the third line of the “What you should do” section.

This passage should have read: “According to Public Health England's ‘Green Book’ on vaccination,1 tetanus immunoglobulin is indicated if the socket or tooth have been contaminated through contact with soil/manure, foreign bodies are evident, or the injury is associated with fracture of the jaw bone. Vaccination against future tetanus infection is advised if the immunisation status is unknown, incomplete, or the patient is immunocompromised.”


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