Initial symptoms are caused by an increase in muscle tone : back pain , trismus and muscle stiffness are almost universal symptoms , and over 80 % of patients experience dysphagia

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  title={Initial symptoms are caused by an increase in muscle tone : back pain , trismus and muscle stiffness are almost universal symptoms , and over 80 % of patients experience dysphagia},
  author={Louise Thwaites},
  year={2002}
}
C. L. Thwaites University of Oxford Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Unit, Centre for Tropical Diseases, 190 Ben Ham Tu, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; E-mail: lthwaites@hcm.vnn.vn Practical Neurology, 2002, 3, 130–7 Introduction Tetanus is a rare disease in the UK (about 6 cases per year) but it is an important disease world-wide – approximately 500 000 neonates, and similar numbers of adults and children, die from tetanus every year (Dietz et al. 1996). Although much is now known about the… CONTINUE READING

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