Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
May 2012 Vol. 1(4), pp. 075-076
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Case Report

A 41- year-old man with tetanus: A case report

Somayeh Aghamollaie, Alireza Solaymani, Zahra Bayat Jozani and SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi*

Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS (IRCHA), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding author E-mail: s_a_alinaghi@yahoo.com; Tel/Fax: +98 (021) 66947984

Accepted 03 May, 2012

Abstract

Tetanus is uncommon in developed countries and it occurs in older adults. The majority of tetanus cases occur in third world countries and 50% of these cases occur in neonates. Tetanus is a rarely occurring disease in Iran. We report a 41-year-old man admitted to Imam Khomeini Hospital with spasms in face and lumbar muscles. Finally, inspite of intubation and drug therapy the patient was expired because of autonomic system disorder, and cardiac arrest.

Keywords: Tetanus, Rare.

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