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6374

PHIL Image 6374

ID#:6374
Description:This neonate is displaying a bodily rigidity produced by Clostridium tetani exotoxin, called “neonatal tetanus”.

Neonatal tetanus occurs in infants born without protective passive immunity, because the mother is not immune. It usually occurs through infection of the unhealed umbilical stump, particularly when the stump is cut with an unsterile instrument.

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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
Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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