A lethal case of generalized tetanus

Srigley, Jocelyn A.; Haider, Shariq; Johnstone, Jennie
June 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/14/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 9, p1045
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 78-year-old Canadian-born woman with a two-day history of dysphagia, who was taken to an emergency department in Hamilton, Ontario on September 28, 2010. It states that the patient's medical history included type 2 diabetes mellitus, and her blood test results showed a leukocyte count of 21.9. Moreover, a clinical diagnosis of generalized tetanus was made, that led for several treatments, such as tetanus immune globulin (TIG) intramuscularly.


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