A 12-year review of cases of adult tetanus managed at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

@article{Sanya2007A1R,
  title={A 12-year review of cases of adult tetanus managed at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.},
  author={Emmanuel Olatunde Sanya and Samuel Sunday Taiwo and John Kola Olarinoye and Akinyemi Aje and Olaniyi O M Daramola and Adesola A Ogunniyi},
  journal={Tropical doctor},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={170-3}
}
In this review, hospital case records of 202 adult tetanus managed between January 1990 and December 2001 in a tertiary institution in Southwestern Nigeria were reviewed. The mean age of the patients was 36.1+/-17.8 years with male:female ratio of 2.2:1 and an overall mortality rate of 64%. Patients with unfavourable outcomes spent 4.5+/-0.41 days compared with 16.6+/-1.2 days by those who survived. Factors associated with poor prognosis are age >60 years (P=0.029), incubation period <7 days (P… CONTINUE READING

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