Tetanus after a minor injury leading to death in a previously non-immunized, elderly, Norwegian woman

Abstract

Tetanus vaccination is part of the Norwegian childhood vaccination program. An elderly woman injured her arm and leg after a minor fall on her outdoor stairs. Two weeks later she presented with trismus. This developed into tetanic spasms, obstructed airways and the need for a tracheostomy. She died 14 days later due to pneumonia and multi-organ failure… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.idcr.2015.03.003

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@inproceedings{Brandster2015TetanusAA, title={Tetanus after a minor injury leading to death in a previously non-immunized, elderly, Norwegian woman}, author={Bj\orn Brands{\ae}ter and Ingeborg Sundsvalen Aaberge and Oona Dunlop}, booktitle={IDCases}, year={2015} }