Tetanus

Last updated: Saturday, 14, August, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests
Diagnosis is based on clinical features.

Any wound, especially penetrating or contaminated

  • Farmers
  • IV drug users
  • Burns
Tissue from wound excision or debridement - microscopy and culture for Clostridium tetani; the organism is rarely isolated.

Umbilical cord infection (neonatal tetanus)