"Tetanus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A disease caused by tetanospasmin, a powerful protein toxin produced by CLOSTRIDIUM TETANI. Tetanus usually occurs after an acute injury, such as a puncture wound or laceration. Generalized tetanus, the most common form, is characterized by tetanic muscular contractions and hyperreflexia. Localized tetanus presents itself as a mild condition with manifestations restricted to muscles near the wound. It may progress to the generalized form.
- Clostridium tetani Infection
- Clostridium tetani Infections
- Infection, Clostridium tetani
- Infections, Clostridium tetani
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Magnitude of interference after diphtheria-tetanus toxoids-acellular pertussis/Haemophilus influenzae type b capsular polysaccharide-tetanus vaccination is related to the number of doses administered. J Infect Dis. 2001 Nov 15; 184(10):1293-9.
Absence of a significant interaction between a Haemophilus influenzae conjugate vaccine combined with a diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine in the same syringe and inactivated polio vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2000 Aug; 19(8):710-7.
Tetanus prophylaxis following ocular injuries. J Emerg Med. 1993 Nov-Dec; 11(6):677-83.
Severe tetanus in immunized patients with high anti-tetanus titers. Neurology. 1992 Apr; 42(4):761-4.