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Muscles and Bones :
Tetanus

The master of a large ship mashed the index finger of his right hand with the anchor. Seven days later a somewhat foul discharge appeared; then trouble with his tongue--he complained he could not speak properly. The presence of tetanus was diagnosed, his jaws became pressed together, his teeth were locked, then symptoms appeared in his neck: on the third day opisthotonos appeared with sweating. Six ... Read More

 

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1. Can I prevent tetanus completely?

Sometimes tetanus may occur after or in spite of active and passive immunization. Nevertheless the aim is to provide as much protection as possible.

2. Can tetanus be caused by any other way other than wounds?

Tetanus may occur following abortion. Ear may be a rare route of entry. In Tetanus neonatorum the infection affects new born infants through the umbilical stump.






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