Tetanus after induced abortion--a case report.

K. bin Misiran

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    A case of tetanus occurring after induced abortion is reported. The patient gave a history of low grade fever with chill and rigors, headache, neck pain and Trismus. She subsequently developed respiratory distress. However, incorrect information from the patient resulted in the delay to locate and eradicate the source of infection. Early referral to an intensive care unit for ventilatory assistance was the most appropriate step to save the patient. Complications which occurred during the course of the disease were sometimes difficult to overcome. These complications were probably related to the duration of stay in the intensive care unit. Their incidence could be reduced by more meticulous patient care.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)349-352
    Number of pages4
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume45
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1990

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    Induced Abortion
    Tetanus
    Intensive Care Units
    Trismus
    Chills
    Neck Pain
    Headache
    Patient Care
    Fever
    Referral and Consultation
    Incidence
    Infection

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    Tetanus after induced abortion--a case report. / bin Misiran, K.

    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 45, No. 4, 12.1990, p. 349-352.

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    bin Misiran, K 1990, 'Tetanus after induced abortion--a case report.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 349-352.
    bin Misiran, K. / Tetanus after induced abortion--a case report. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1990 ; Vol. 45, No. 4. pp. 349-352.
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