Cephalic Tetanus without Injury – A Rare Presentation of Tetanus

Ramanan B.B.V, Ajit Kumar Pegu, Anupam Dutta, Arjit Das, Sanchu T.K. Sreeraj
2021 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences  
Tetanus is a rare, severe, and potentially life-threatening disease caused by Clostridium tetani, which accounted 58,900 deaths worldwide in 2013.1 Usually tetanus is generalized, rarely it can be localized also. 20-30% of cases will not have any puncture wound. In this case report, we present a case of tetanus with rare manifestation (localized tetanus presented with trismus without any puncture wound). Multiple rare associations like tetanus presenting with trismus, tetanus occurring in the
more » ... sence of puncture wound strengthens the need for reporting this case which if left unnoticed would have been detrimental to the patient.
doi:10.14260/jemds/2021/324 fatcat:qxrraznjkzckbbe7ykc5qreuge