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Disease Tetanus

Name Tetanus
Definition A disease caused by tetanospasmin, a powerful protein toxin produced by CLOSTRIDIUM TETANI. Tetanus usually occurs after an acute injury, such as a puncture wound or laceration. Generalized tetanus, the most common form, is characterized by tetanic muscular contractions and hyperreflexia. Localized tetanus presents itself as a mild condition with manifestations restricted to muscles near the wound. It may progress to the generalized form.
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis
MeSH® ID D013742
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DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Clostridium Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Tetanus Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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