WILLIAM W. PRYOR, M.D.; DAVID T. SMITH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Patients with tetanus are being treated more frequently with curare and curare-like drugs. Both optimistic and pessimistic reports have appeared in the literature.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 In the following case some of the complications and dangers of this type of treatment are exemplified.
A 70 year old white male was admitted to Duke Hospital stating that he had been in good health until about 10 days previously, when he had developed a dull suboccipital headache with some stiffness of the neck. Within the next three days he began to have difficulty chewing and swallowing due to
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PRYOR WW, SMITH DT. CASE OF TETANUS TREATED WITH ANTITOXIN AND D-TUBOCURARINE(CASE OF TETANUS TREATED WITH ANTITOXIN AND D-TUBOCURARINE*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:728–730. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-4-728
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(4):728-730.
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