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 Information

A disease characterized by Systemic muscle spasms arising from Clostridium tetani Infection after contamination of an open wound by soil, saliva or feces.


  • Clostridium tetani (organism)
  • Abbreviated Terms

  • Cephalic tetanus
  • Lock-jaw
  • Related ICD 10 COde

    ICD 10 Code A35

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