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Is the mortality different in elderly for tetanus infections?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Higher

The case fatality rate is higher in tetanus in the elderly and very young.

In brief: Higher

The case fatality rate is higher in tetanus in the elderly and very young.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Very rare

Tetanus is manageable at all ages.
Older folks may have less severe infections because they have some protection from childhood immunization. The cases we see in children whose parents believe anti-immunization disinformation are as horrendous as in the era before immunization.

In brief: Very rare

Tetanus is manageable at all ages.
Older folks may have less severe infections because they have some protection from childhood immunization. The cases we see in children whose parents believe anti-immunization disinformation are as horrendous as in the era before immunization.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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