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Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Tetanus: Anyone at any age

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: The pattern of immunization has reduced the frequency of tetanus in the US to 40 or less cases per year. These cluster with the unimmunized or incomp ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Quite rare: May be due to tetanus shots, but there is a time limitation to value, and best to re-inoculate after several years.
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
23 years experience Pathology
Could be: Migrant workers have poor access to healthcare and may not have been immunized against tetanus. They also may work in unsafe conditions with greater c ... Read More
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Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
24 years experience Occupational Medicine
It is rare in the US: Tetanus has been decreasing in this country since the use of routine vaccination. Rates of disease are higher in people who aren't vaccinated, which i ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Less than 40/yr: Reported cases of tetanus per year since 1999 have run at 40 or less in the US. This number has been linked to success of vaccination programs around ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
"Lockjaw" starts 1st: spasms of face & neck, with drooling, difficulty swallowing/breathing. Spasms progress to entire body, with arched back & neck. They last a ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on location: Neonatal tetanus is more common in situations where mom was never immunized or incompletely immunized leaving the baby without maternal protection at ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
One agent only: The spores of a germ called clostridium tetanae are around us in the soil & dust.If an opening in the skin is contaminated by these spores, they can i ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is not uncommon if there was trauma.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Bacterial diseases: The most important thing for you to know that these are both bacterial diseases that have been conquered by immunization -- so long as we can get the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Swelling: Yes, your arm can swell up after a tetanus shot .Reduce swelling with col compresses.

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