MARIO R. GARCIA-PALMIERI, M.D.; RICARDO RAMIREZ, M.D.
Since the discovery of the antibiotics there has been a spectacular advance in the ability to control diseases of bacterial origin that in the past had a high mortality rate.
Much has been learned through the years about the etiology,1, 2 clinical picture, pathologic physiology2-6 and treatment4, 7-10 of tetanus. Although the chances of survival in this disease have increased in recent years, it is still one of the diseases of bacterial origin with a very high mortality rate.
It is the purpose of this paper to evaluate our clinical experience with 202 cases of generalized tetanus in order to
GARCIA-PALMIERI MR, RAMIREZ R. GENERALIZED TETANUS: ANALYSIS OF 202 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:721–730. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-4-721
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(4):721-730.
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