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TETANUS




Definition

Clostridium tetani infection of the body and its toxin affects central nervous system.


Cause


Signs and symptoms

Symptoms: muscle spasms that can be painful, temperature,"curved" position excessive sweating.
The patient may be unable to open his mouth.
Facial muscles contract, creating a mimic like a forced laugh.


Hygienic-dietary rules

Whenever there is an open wound, or a sting by nail, etc., which was in contact with the ground or shows rust, patient should be vaccinated against tetanus that day



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