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Generally how long from first tightness to lockjaw or spasms with tetanus?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
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In brief: It varies

An infection with clostridium tetani can cause symptoms limited lockjaw or it can spread to cause symptoms throughout the body.
The incubation and the time symptoms develops varies. Depending on the type of infection it can take week/s develops symptoms. Other factors influence of the speed of the spread of symptoms of the infection.[ such as spasm].

In brief: It varies

An infection with clostridium tetani can cause symptoms limited lockjaw or it can spread to cause symptoms throughout the body.
The incubation and the time symptoms develops varies. Depending on the type of infection it can take week/s develops symptoms. Other factors influence of the speed of the spread of symptoms of the infection.[ such as spasm].
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Risus sardonicus

Tetanus is a slow growing organism and fortunately you still have time for treatment.

In brief: Risus sardonicus

Tetanus is a slow growing organism and fortunately you still have time for treatment.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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