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What are the reason of tetanus neonatorum?

What are the reason of tetanus neonatorum?

See below: Neonatal tetanus is common in developing countries where pregnant women are not properly immunized against tetanus and unsterile handling of umbilical cord is prevalent. ...Read more

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Why does rust cause tetanus?

Not the rust: It is not the rust, but bacteria that often live on rusty nails. It is the puncture wound that allows these bacteria to enter your body and grow in the relatively low oxygen environment of a puncture wound. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of tetanus or lockjaw?

What is the most common cause of tetanus or lockjaw?

You mean trismus: Trismus is a common condition caused by hyper activity of the jaw muscles. This causes them to be dire and stiff thus limiting opening. ...Read more

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Could daily exposure to rust cause tetanus or some other type of illness?

Could daily exposure to rust cause tetanus or some other type of illness?

Not tetanus: Tetanus is caused by bacteria that may live on rusty nails and is introduced by a puncture wound. Chronic exposure to rust dust can lead to inhalation and abnormal chest xray findings as well as exacerbate airway reactivity. ...Read more

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I had a tetanus shot some weeks ago and still worry that it has caused me to be ill. Is it possible?

I had a tetanus shot some weeks ago and still worry that it has caused me to be ill.  Is it possible?

Confusing question: Most reactions to a tetanus shot will occur within 24 hours and can be similar to any major allergic response.Your brief lists you with depression and severe anxiety.There has been a lot of misinformation put out by vaccine haters to the point babies are dying needlessly from preventable disease.It is hard to feel secure, but the chance of you having a shot related issue is minimal.Disc with doc ...Read more

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Does tetanus injestion causes fever?

Does tetanus injestion causes fever?

Yes: One of the common side effects are fever , pain at injection side, swelling at injection side. ...Read more

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What is the name of the pathogen / microorganism that causes tetanus?

Clostridium tetani: Tetanus is caused by neurotoxin produced by clostridium tetani in a contaminated wound. ...Read more

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What causes tetanus?

Germs produce toxin: Tetanus is produced by germs that exist as spores (eggs) in the dirt worldwide. The contamination of any open wound by these spores allows them to germinate and multiply. They produce a toxic chemicle that circulates locally or throughout the body to produce the symptoms of tetanus.If vaccinated, your body is protected from this chemical. ...Read more

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How can tetanus cause death?

Paralyzes breathing: Tetanus makes the muscles contract all at the same time, which is very painful and eventually makes it impossible to breathe. If someone gets tetanus, and it happens because people can't get or refuse immunization, nowadays we can paralyze the patient and put him/her on a ventilator until the disease subsides. ...Read more

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