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Tetanus


Tetanus is an acute, often fatal, disease caused by an exotoxin produced by Clostridium Tetani. It is characterized by generalized rigidity and convulsive spasms of skeletal muscles. the muscle stiffness usually involves the jaw (lockjaw) and neck and then becomes generalized. The incubation period varies from 3 to 21 days, usually about 8 days. For more detail and original CDC source click here:

http://www.cdc.gov/health/diseases.htm.

TETANUS
Child with tetanus
Man with tetanus
Infant with tetanus
Tetanic spasm




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