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Respiratory complication in tetanus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2632408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Six hundred cases of tetanus were studied to find out incidence of respiratory complications and to evaluate factors predisposing such complications in tetanus. The incidence of complications was 41 per cent. Infants, patients of more than 40 years of age, smokers, cases with grossly contaminated injuries, short incubation period and short period of onset were more vulnerable. Patients with dysphagia, spasm, associated respiratory diseases and the patients in higher grades were also found to be more susceptible to respiratory complications.
Authors:
Y R Yadav; P C Kala; S Yadav
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical sciences     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0019-5359     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Med Sci     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-16     Completed Date:  1990-05-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373023     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Sci     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Child
Child, Preschool
Deglutition Disorders / complications
Humans
Infant
Middle Aged
Muscle Spasticity / complications
Respiration Disorders / complications,  etiology*
Smoking
Tetanus / complications*

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