A Case Series on Tetanus

A Case Series on Tetanus


Vijay Jagadeesh Kakimani, T. Hari keerthana, Kali. chandra sekhar, N. Surendra Reddy, D. Ranganayakulu


Abstract

Tetanus is a neurotoxin-mediated disease characterized by a progressive spastic paralysis of multiple muscle groups. The toxin is transported through the axons and reaches the areas such as the spinal cord or brainstem. Muscle rigidity and spasms are the clinical hallmarks of tetanus and opisthotonus position of the abdomen. Complications of tetanus are broken bones, pulmonary embolism, and even death. According to WHO guidelines the treatment should include immunotherapy, antibiotic treatment, muscle spasm control, respiratory control, adequate fluids, and nutrition. This article explains about the cases which are diagnosed with tetanus with same cause and similar symptomology.


Keywords

Tetanus, Muscle stiffness, Opisthotonus posture, Tetglob.


Cite This Article

Vijay, J. K., Hari, k. T., Kali, c. S., Surendra, N. R., Ranganayakulu, D. (2017). A Case Series on Tetanus. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 6(2), 167 - 170.

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