Tetanus

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Diagnosis is based on clinical features.

Any wound, especially penetrating or contaminated

  • Farmers
  • IV drug users
  • Burns

Tissue from wound excision or debridement - microscopy and culture for Clostridium tetani; the organism is rarely isolated.

Umbilical cord infection (neonatal tetanus)

 



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