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6373

PHIL Image 6373

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Description:This patient is displaying a bodily posture known as "opisthotonos" due to Clostridium tetani exotoxin.

Generalized tetanus, the most common type (about 80%) usually presents with a descending pattern, starting with trismus or lockjaw, followed by stiffness of the neck, difficulty in swallowing, and rigidity of abdominal muscles.

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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1995
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tree picture Diseases
tree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
tree picturetree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections
tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Bacillaceae Infections
tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Clostridium Infections
tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Tetanus
tree picture Organisms
tree picture tree picture Bacteria
tree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Bacteria
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