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Can tetanus affect one part of your body or does it affect every muscle?
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In brief: Tetanus
Tetanus is caused by infectons from clostridium tetani.
Infection usually spreads thru a cut or deep puncture wound. Muscle spasms occur in the jaw and elsewhere in the body. "local tetanus" is a very rare form of the disease whereby persistent muscle contractions occur in the same anatomic area of the injury (usually milder and resolves over a few weeks).

In brief: Tetanus
Tetanus is caused by infectons from clostridium tetani.
Infection usually spreads thru a cut or deep puncture wound. Muscle spasms occur in the jaw and elsewhere in the body. "local tetanus" is a very rare form of the disease whereby persistent muscle contractions occur in the same anatomic area of the injury (usually milder and resolves over a few weeks).
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