Overview Incidence Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Prevention Outlook Complications Underlying Cause Transmission
- Severe muscle spasms:
- Arching of the back
- Clenched teeth
- Difficulty breathing
- Excessive drooling
- High blood pressure
- Rapid pulse
Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of tetanus.
Tests that may be used to evaluate tetanus include:
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PubMed Lockjaw References
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