Tetanus is an often-fatal disease caused by nerve toxins produced by the common bacteria Clostridium tetani. In a seven-day period after infection, a person experiences muscle spasms, restlessness, headache, irritability, then lockjaw, and the lungs stop functioning. Tetanus is treatable with antibiotics and drainage. Sedation is often give to stop muscle spasms. Read more: Tetanus Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- erythromycin, Ery-Tab, PCE
- tetanus - toxoid injection (Tetanus Toxoid Absorbed)
- diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-haemophilus vaccine-injection, Tetramune
- diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis (adult) - injection
- diphtheria and tetanus toxoids combined (adult) - injection
- diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis (pediatric) - injection, Daptacel, Infanrix, Tripedia
- diphtheria and tetanus toxoids combined (pediatric) - injection
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