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Why is lockjaw common in babies?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cultural practices

In the third world many are unimmunized for their lifetime and moms don't pass any transient resistance to tetanus germs on to their newborns.
Unsanitary cutting tools & or the practice of putting cow dung on the cord stump to speed separation are practices that lead to neonatal tetanus.In industrialized societies, a mom that avoids the recomended tetanus booster may leave baby vulnerable.

In brief: Cultural practices

In the third world many are unimmunized for their lifetime and moms don't pass any transient resistance to tetanus germs on to their newborns.
Unsanitary cutting tools & or the practice of putting cow dung on the cord stump to speed separation are practices that lead to neonatal tetanus.In industrialized societies, a mom that avoids the recomended tetanus booster may leave baby vulnerable.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Lock jaw

I don't think it is common.
However, after trauma kids are more prone in to getting ankylosis of the joints.

In brief: Lock jaw

I don't think it is common.
However, after trauma kids are more prone in to getting ankylosis of the joints.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Dr. Majid Jamali
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