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Tetanus after a resection for a gangrenous perforated small intestine: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10452240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report herein the case of a 75-year-old man who developed severe tetanus 24 h after the resection of a gangrenous perforated small intestine. It seemed that the tetanus was caused by a spillage of the intestinal contents harboring Clostridium tetani; however, this was not identified by a culture. The diagnosis of tetanus was made only when opisthotonus in this patient became evident and normal tetanus treatment proved to be successful.
J Furui; A Enjyoji; S Susumu; S Okudaira; K Takayama; T Kanematsu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-29     Completed Date:  1999-09-29     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  626-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery II, Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki City, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Digestive System Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Gangrene / complications,  surgery*
Intestinal Perforation / complications,  surgery*
Intestine, Small / injuries*
Postoperative Complications
Tetanus / etiology*

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