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Tetanus

C.L. Thwaites and Lam Minh Yen

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070622_update_001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Tetanus

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Clostridium tetani is a Gram-positive, spore-forming anaerobic bacterium that is ubiquitous, being found throughout the world in human and animal faeces, soil, and street dust. In children and adults, superficial skin wounds are the common entry sites, although in 20% no portal of entry can be found....

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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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