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Is tetanus always fatal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Tetanus tends to be fatal more for the young and older patients.
It is often fatal within the first week and forms that involve paralysis of the respiratory muscles are most difficult. Case fatality rates run from 5-30%. Recovery does not afford lifetime immunity.

In brief: No

Tetanus tends to be fatal more for the young and older patients.
It is often fatal within the first week and forms that involve paralysis of the respiratory muscles are most difficult. Case fatality rates run from 5-30%. Recovery does not afford lifetime immunity.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Hasan Noubani
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

If not diagnosed ear;y however if the diagnosis is anticipated , the symptoms can be controlled.

In brief: Yes

If not diagnosed ear;y however if the diagnosis is anticipated , the symptoms can be controlled.
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