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C.L. Thwaites

and Lam Minh Yen



Epidemiology—decline in tetanus incidence rates, particularly neonatal tetanus.

Treatment—additional detail.

Prognosis—additional detail.

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date: 27 September 2021

Clostridium tetani is a Gram-positive, spore-forming anaerobic bacterium that is ubiquitous, being found throughout the world in human and animal faeces, soil, and street dust. In children and adults, superficial skin wounds are the common entry sites, although in 20% no portal of entry can be found....

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