Recurrent Local Tetanus: A Case Report

  • OA Talabi Secretariat Post Office Box 7239, Ibadan, Oyo State,
  • NO Aigoro Departments of Medicine and Surgery, State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Nigeria
  • MO Oyedeko Departments of Medicine and Surgery, State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Nigeria
  • RS Akinbode Departments of Medicine and Surgery, State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Nigeria
  • LK Salaudeen Departments of Medicine and Surgery, State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Nigeria
Keywords: Local Tetanus, Recurrence Piercing Injury, Foreign Objects

Abstract

This case report is on the recurrence of tetanus localized over the (R) upper limb within a seventeen-month period. Recurrent localized tetanus has not been reported in our local medical literature just as there is paucity of reported localized tetanus. The patient in this case sustained a piercing broomstick injury to the medial aspect of the right upper arm during a fracas. The role of adequate wound exploration following the piercing injury of the skin by foreign objects, as well as the need for adequate, effective and a well co-coordinated immunization programme against tetanus is stressed.

Key Words: Local Tetanus, Recurrence Piercing Injury, Foreign Objects

Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol. 46 No 1, 2004 (2 - 3)
Published
2004-09-27
Section
Articles

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