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A fatal case of tetanus treated with tracheotomy and hypothermia

Y. Rotem, E. Chigier

Abstract


The modem management of tetanus has aroused recent interest. There are, however, few reports in the English literature on the use of hypothermia in tetanus in children. The following case, despite the unsuccessful outcome, is considered worthy of comment, as an illustration of the present-day approach, and the problems that arise in the treatment of tetanus.




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