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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 210-211

A clinco epidemiological study of tetanus cases admitted to epidemic disease hospital, Bangalore


1 Associate Professor, Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore, India
2 Junior doctors, Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
N R Ramesh Masthi
Associate Professor, Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 19189824

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A descriptive study was conducted among tetanus cases admitted to epidemic disease hospital (EDH), Bangalore from October 2006 to March 2007 to describe the socio demographic characteristics of tetanus cases, the clinical presentation and the treatment given to tetanus cases. A total of 80 cases were admitted during this period. Out of the 80 tetanus cases, 71% were from rural area, 55% unimmunized, 47.5% were agricultural workers. A total of 25(31.25%) deaths were observed during the study period. No case was administered anti tetanus serum outside the epidemic disease hospital.


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