An unusual cause for neck rigidity?

Case Report

Author Details : P Jagruthi, R H Gobbur*, Anilkumar Sajjan, S S Kalyanshettar

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 161-163

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Otogenic tetanus is a subtype of cephalic tetanus, limited to the head & neck, but can progress to a more generalized form. Caused by the spore-forming bacillus, Clostridium tetani, It produces a potent toxin, tetanospasmin, preventing inhibitory neurotransmitters' release, hence causing rigidity.

Keywords: Tetanus, Tetanus immunoglobulin, Toxoid, trismus.

How to cite : Jagruthi P, Gobbur R H, Sajjan A, Kalyanshettar S S, An unusual cause for neck rigidity?. IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol 2021;7(3):161-163

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Received : 06-09-2021

Accepted : 18-09-2021

Available online : 16-10-2021

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