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Complete guide and information
About the disease
Tetanus is a serious bacterial disease that affects your nervous system, loading to painful muscle contractions, particularly of your jaw and neck muscles. Tetanus can interfere with your ability to breathe and ultimately threaten your life Tetanus is commonly known as ‘’lock jaw’’.
There are 4 types of Tetanus:
* Generalized tetanus is the most common type of tetanus, representing about 80% of cases. The generalized form ...view middle of the document...
Animal bites, burns, and non-sterile injection of drugs can also lead to infection with the bacteria.
* The tetanus toxin affects the site of interaction between the nerve and the muscle that it stimulates. This region is called the neuromuscular junction. The tetanus toxin amplifies the chemical signal from the nerve to the muscle, which causes the muscles to tighten up in a continuous ("tetanic" or "tonic") contraction or spasm. This results in either localized or generalized muscle spasms.
* Tetanus toxin can affect neonates to cause muscle spasms, inability to nurse, and seizures. This typically occurs within the first two weeks after birth and can be associated with poor sanitation methods in caring for the umbilical cord stump of the neonate.
* As tetanus affects the muscles in the jaw it can cause breathing difficulties, which if not treated can lead to suffocation and death.
You can prevent tetanus by getting all of your recommended immunizations (shots). There are three different combination immunizations that include a vaccine for tetanus.
* DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis): DTaP is given in a series of 5 shots beginning at age 2 months and ending between ages 4 and 6 years.
* Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and...