A disease of the skeletal Muscle fibres, caused by an Infection with the gram-positive bacteria Clostridium tetani. This disease is characterized by Muscle spasms. Transmission is by direct contact of an open wound.
Additional InformationA disease characterized by Systemic muscle spasms arising from Clostridium tetani Infection after contamination of an open wound by soil, saliva or feces.
Related ICD 10 COdeICD 10 Code A35