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Tetanus (Lock Jaw) Disease

What are the basic fundamentals of Tetanus and how to treat them.

Brian Salazar

on 17 October 2012

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Transcript of Tetanus (Lock Jaw) Disease

Tetanus (Lockjaw) Cell Type: Eukaryote
Number of cells: Multicelluar
Ability to make food: Heterotroph
Cell Shape: Rodlike Symptoms: A common first sign of Tetanus is muscular stiffness in the jaw (lockjaw), followed by stiffness in the neck difficulty in swallowing, rigidity of abdominal muscles, spasms, sweating, and fever How it Spreads: Tetanus is contracted through a cut or a deep wound which becomes contaminated Treatment: The use of tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and tetanus immune globulin (TIG) or anti-toxin in the management of wounds depends on the nature of the wound and the history of immunzation Prevention: TDAP-Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis- This is the first booster for tetanus and recommended for preteens and young adults
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