USE OF DOPAMINE AGONIST IN TETANUS SPASMS -- A NOVEL APPROACH TO REVERT
THE RESPIRATORY SPASM -- THE CAUSE OF MORTALITY
In tetanus patients Levodopa and Carbidopa combination (which is usually
used to relieve the signs of extrapyramidal) causes respiratory muscles
spasm relief thereby the need for sedatives is decreased and patient
saved later on via central nervous system mechanism, by providing the
inhibitory neurotransmitters at Anterior Horn cells.