Introduction: Tetanus


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Tetanus: Bacterial disease now rare due to vaccination.

Tetanus: Tetanus (sometimes called lockjaw) is caused by the toxin (poison) of a bacterium. The bacteria can enter the body through a tiny pinprick or scratch but prefer deep puncture wounds or cuts like those made by nails or knives. Tetanus bacteria commonly are found in soil, dust, and manure.1

Researching symptoms of Tetanus: Further information about the symptoms of Tetanus is available including a list of symptoms of Tetanus, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Tetanus, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Tetanus: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Tetanus, underlying causes of Tetanus (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Tetanus: Various information is available about treatments available for Tetanus, prevention of Tetanus, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Tetanus: Research more detailed information about the causes of Tetanus, other possibly hidden causes of Tetanus, or other general information about Tetanus.

Statistics and Tetanus: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Tetanus, prevalence and incidence statistics for Tetanus, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from Shots for Safety - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

Last revision: June 20, 2003

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