Pyridoxine in the Treatment of Tetanus Neonatorum

  • Musa Kazim Caglar Dr. Sami Ulus Children's Hospital and Hacettepe Children's Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: tetanus neonatorum; pyridoxine;


A prospective study has been conducted to assess the efficacy of oral pyridoxine in the treatment of neonatal tetanus. A little reduction in mortality was observed by adding pyridoxine to the conventional therapy. The mortality in this group was 50.0% as compared to 62.5% in controls. This result did not confirm the ones in the literature. This could be sourced from the fact that additional injection was 50.0%.


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Caglar M. Pyridoxine in the Treatment of Tetanus Neonatorum. PI [Internet]. 16Aug.2018 [cited 25Sep.2022];29(11-12):233-. Available from:
Received 2018-08-16
Published 2018-08-16