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Diseases » Tetanus




Tetanus is an acute disease induced by the toxins of the causative bacteria growing anaerobically at the site of a body injury. The infection affects the central nervous system, some times resulting in death. The death rate is high in children and elderly. Wound on head or face seems to be more prone to the tetanus infection than those on body.

If the person survives the acute illness, recovery is generally complete. Uncorrected episodes of hypoxia caused by muscle spasm in the larynx or throat may lead to irreversible brain damage.




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