Tetanus

Common Name(s)

Tetanus, Lockjaw

Tetanus, also called "lockjaw", is a disease caused by a bacterial infection from Clostridium tetani which can be found in dirt, dust, or animal feces. Infection occurs from contact with the bacteria through open skin wounds. The bacteria affects muscular activity, and can cause spasms, stiffness, and other discomfort. There is a tetanus vaccine available and a booster shot that you can receive if you have a deep or dirty wound. Treatment given usually includes wound care, antibiotics, and bedrest.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Tetanus" returned 942 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2015

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Long-term immunogenicity and safety after a single dose of the quadrivalent meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, and Y tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine in adolescents and adults: 5-year follow-up of an open, randomized trial.
 

Author(s): Charissa Fay Corazon Borja-Tabora, Cecilia Montalban, Ziad A Memish, Dominique Boutriau, Devayani Kolhe, Jacqueline M Miller, Marie Van der Wielen

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Long-term protection against meningococcal disease is associated with persistence of post-vaccination antibodies at protective levels. We evaluated the bactericidal antibody persistence and safety of the quadrivalent meningococcal serogroups A, C, W and Y tetanus-toxoid conjugate ...

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2015

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Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine and Guidance for Use as a Booster Dose.
 

Author(s): Jennifer Liang, Greg Wallace, Gina Mootrey

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On March 24, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration licensed an additional combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed (DTaP) and inactivated poliovirus (IPV) vaccine (DTaP-IPV) (Quadracel, Sanofi Pasteur Inc.). Quadracel is the second DTaP-IPV vaccine ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2015

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The terms "Tetanus" returned 32 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pharmacological management of tetanus: an evidence-based review.
 

Author(s): Chaturaka Rodrigo, Deepika Fernando, Senaka Rajapakse

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Tetanus is becoming rarer in both industrialized and developing nations due to an effective vaccination program. In 2010, the World Health Organization estimated there was a 93% reduction in newborns dying from tetanus worldwide, compared to the situation in the late 1980s. Due to ...

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2014

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Prognostic factors for mortality in neonatal tetanus: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jonathan A Lambo, Emmanuel A Anokye

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2013 Dec;17(12):e1100-10.

 

To determine prognostic factors for mortality in neonates with tetanus and to assess the associations between prognostic factors and neonatal tetanus (NT) mortality.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2013

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Combined hexavalent diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-hepatitis B-inactivated poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine; Infanrix™ hexa: twelve years of experience in Italy.
 

Author(s): Vincenzo Baldo, Paolo Bonanni, Marcela Castro, Giovanni Gabutti, Elisabetta Franco, Federico Marchetti, Rosa Prato, Francesco Vitale

Journal: Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2014 ;10(1):129-37.

 

Infant vaccination using 2-dose priming at 3 and 5 mo of age with a booster at 11-12 mo of age was pioneered in Italy. The 3-5-11 schedule is now used in a growing number of European countries. Infanrix™ hexa (DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines) was first licensed for use ...

Last Updated: 16 May 2014

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Study of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed in Healthy Subjects
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tetanus; Diphtheria; Pertussis; Whooping Cough

 

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2016

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Vaccine -diphthEria -tetaNus -Acellular pertUssis-inactivated polioviruS
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Diphtheria; Tetanus; Pertussis; Poliomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

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Post-authorization Safety Study of Euforvac-Hib Vaccine for Active Primary Immunization in Infants From 6 Weeks
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Diphtheria; Tetanus; Pertussis; Hepatitis B; Haemophilus Influenza Type B

 

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2014

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