OA Critical Care

Case report

Anaesthesiology, Perioperative & Critical Care Medicine

?nal İ?, ?zdemirkan A, ?elik JB, Duman A. The administration of Botulinum Toxin in a case of generalised tetanus. OA Critical Care 2014 Mar 14;2(1):5.


Tetanus is a serious infectious disease that is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The treatment of tetanus has many implications for anesthesiologists and critical care physicians, but most physicians in developed countries lack experience in dealind with such cases. The aim of this  report was to present a case whose foot was injured in the field and who developed serious generalized tetanus due to delay in referral with fatal outcome. In this case, botulinum toxin was administered to most intensively involved muscle groups for treatment.

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