Postsurgical tetanus.

  • Shayesta Dhalla
  • Published 2004 in
    Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de…
The incidence of tetanus declined dramatically in the 20th century owing to routine vaccination and prompt attention to wound care. Postsurgical tetanus is uncommon, with both exogenous and endogenous sources being responsible for disease. The majority of cases of postoperative tetanus have been observed after intra-abdominal surgery. Those at high risk for… CONTINUE READING