Tetanus Topic Guide
Tetanus: Tetanus is an infectious disease caused by contamination of wounds from the bacteria Clostridium tetani, or the spores they produce that live in the soil, and animal feces. Symptoms and signs include muscle cramps, lockjaw, weakness, and difficulty swallowing. Tetanus treatment incorporates antibiotics, wound cleansing, pain medicine, sedatives to control muscle spasms, and IV fluids.
Family Medical Records In the event of a medical emergency, it's important for doctors to have access to family medical records. These records should contain information about illnesses, immunizations, and other pertinent personal health information.
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