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Journal of Trauma and Injury 2013;26(3):214-217.
Tetanus Developing after a Traumatic Rectal Rupture: A Case Report
Jin Soo Kim, Ki Hoon Kim, Sung Jin Park, So Hyun Nam, Woon Won Kim, Yong Han Kim
1Department of Surgery, University of Inje College of Medicine, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea. hq369@hanmail.net
2Department of Anesthesiology, University of Inje College of Medicine, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.
외상에 의한 직장파열로 발생한 파상풍
김진수, 김기훈, 박성진, 남소현, 김운원, 김용한1
인제대학교 해운대백병원 외과학교실, 1인제대학교 해운대백병원 마취통증의학교실
Received: 22 February 2013   • Revised: 24 June 2013   • Accepted: 22 August 2013
Abstract
Tetanus is a neurologic disorder caused by a tetanospasmin released from Clostridium tetani and usually occurs as a result of a dirty open wound or abrasion. Post traumatic tetanus is a life threatening disease and has a mortality rate of 15~39%. Because of a nationwide active immunization program, tetanus is a rare disease in Korea. Thus, many physicians have little experience with its diagnosis and management, and misdiagnosis and therapeutic delay may have catastrophic consequences. We report a case of tetanus that developed in a patient who had been diagnosed with a traumatic rectal rupture.
Key Words: Tetanus; Trauma


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