Tetanus: Delay in diagnosis in England and Wales

F. Schon*, L. O'Dowd, Joanne White, N. Begg

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Abstract

A 7 day delay occurred in the diagnosis of cephalic tetanus in a 69 year old woman who developed an ipsilateral facial palsy 5 days after a facial aceration. Cranial nerve palsies often precede trismus in this form of tetanus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1006-1007
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume57
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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