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How serious is tetanus?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Survival from tetanus depends on a variety of factors.
Case fatality rate runs 30% or so with older and very young patients more likely to die. Personal fitness, access to antitoxin and other interventions can improve outcome.

In brief: Depends

Survival from tetanus depends on a variety of factors.
Case fatality rate runs 30% or so with older and very young patients more likely to die. Personal fitness, access to antitoxin and other interventions can improve outcome.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Extremely

Very serious / life threatening, usually fatal.

In brief: Extremely

Very serious / life threatening, usually fatal.
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