A forgotten diagnosis in emergency department: tetanus


Akdur O. , Özkan S. , DURUKAN P. , Koyuncu M., İkizceli İ. , Metan G.

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, cilt.112, ss.469-471, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 112 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.469-471

Özet

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.