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tetanus

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Mind Map on tetanus, created by Jokwam Gof on 06/03/2014.
Jokwam Gof
Mind Map by Jokwam Gof, updated more than 1 year ago
Jokwam Gof
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tetanus
  1. essence
    1. tetanospasmin
      1. clostridium tetani
      2. the patient
        1. signs appear from 1d to several months from the injury
          1. prodrome: fever, malaise, headache
            1. followed by classical features: trismus, risus sardonicus, opisthotonus, spasms
          2. differential
            1. dental abscess
              1. rabies
                1. phenothiazine toxicity
                2. treatment
                  1. human tetanus IG
                    1. diazepam, control spasms and keep patient asleep
                      1. antimicrobials: metronidazole, Benzylpenicillin
                      2. prevention: immunization with tetanus toxoid + boosters
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