Brief Clinical Outline of Tetanus Disease

Author : Kirti Rani

Tetanus is also known as the lockjaw sickness and occurring worldwide with a high mortality, mostly affecting neonates in developing countries. It is bacterial disorder caused by bacterium called Clostridium tetani. This bacterium enters in body through cuts or any puncture wounds due to any accidents or clinical mishaps which cause muscle spasms and severe respiration difficulties that followed by suffocation and lead to death in extreme pathological conditions. Its effects are toxin mediated and the timely use of antibiotics, antitoxin, immunoglobulin and wound care might be the mainstays of its management. Hence, timely immunization or vaccination must be required to get rid of this disease even after 10 years.

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