WILLIAM W. PRYOR, M.D.; DAVID T. SMITH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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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
PRYOR WW, SMITH DT. CASE OF TETANUS TREATED WITH ANTITOXIN AND D-TUBOCURARINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;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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