A forgotten diagnosis in emergency department: tetanus


Akdur O., ÖZKAN S., Durukan P., Koyuncu M., İKİZCELİ İ., Metan G.

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, vol.112, no.8, pp.469-471, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.469-471

Abstract

Introduction: Tetanus is a serious and acute life-threatening disease caused by toxins of "Clostridium tetani". Although it is generally a disease of developing countries, its lower incidence is encountered also in developed countries. Since the principal treatment of this disease is known to be based on vaccination and wound care, the emergency physicians play a key role in its management.