• S. Jann
  • D. Facchetti
  • I. Costi
Part of the Emergency Management in Neurology book series (EMN)


Tetanus is a disease caused by the action of a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium tetani and mainly present in the soil. This neurotoxin enters the body through wounds, ulcers, and burns and its incubation period is about 1 week. The mortality rate is approximately 13% in elderly individuals.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurology and Stroke UnitASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaMilanItaly

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