Pediatric and neonatal tetanus: a hospital based study at eastern Nepal.

@article{Poudel2008PediatricAN,
  title={Pediatric and neonatal tetanus: a hospital based study at eastern Nepal.},
  author={Prakash Poudel and Rupa Singh and Swaminathan Raja and Sunil Budhathoki},
  journal={Nepal Medical College journal : NMCJ},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={170-5}
}
A prospective hospital based study of childhood (<15 yrs) and neonatal tetanus cases from July 2004 - May 2006 was done to study the demography, clinical features and outcome of pediatric and neonatal tetanus cases at BPKIHS. During the study, 24 cases of tetanus were admitted from 9 districts including 5 neonatal tetanus. Among children with tetanus, 31.5% received 3 doses of DPT and 10.5% received TT vaccine as tetanus prophylaxis. In 16.0% children there was no recognizable injury preceding… CONTINUE READING