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Tetanus in a 67-year-old man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  917951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A fatal case of generalized tetanus in a 67-year-old man is presented. The incubation period following finger damage was short, and the diagnosis was confirmed by the isolation of Clostridium tetani. Subsequently, a partial surgical amputation of the infected finger during the clinically active stage of the disease did not remove all the infecting organisms. Although convincing evidence of any previous active immunization was lacking, no form of tetanus antitoxin was given at the time of injury. This case illustrates the potential dangers of unfamiliarity with tetanus owing to its low incidence in developed countries.
C C Kinahan; F A Holden
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  1977 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-12-29     Completed Date:  1977-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Tetanus* / diagnosis,  prevention & control,  therapy
Tetanus Toxoid / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tetanus Toxoid

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