Rare disease in US but still prevalent in 3rd-world countries
About 30 cases per year in US
One-half of the cases involve people >50 yr of age
Majority of cases in US occur in the un...
Most common type accounting for about 80% of all cases
Muscle stiffness and pain
Risus sardonicus (characteristic facial appe...
Evaluate airway carefully:
Endotracheal intubation complicated by trismus, vocal cord paralysis, and facial/neck rigidity
Avoid excessive stimulation because it may provoke tetany ...
American Academy of Pediatrics. Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 29th ed. Elk Grove, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
771.3 Tetanus neonatorum
A33 Tetanus neonatorum
A35 Other tetanus
76902006 Tetanus (disorder)
43424001 tetanus neonatorum (disorder)
240432006 Tetanus with trismus (disorder...
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