Tetanus neonatorum

A disease affecting neonates, caused by an Infection with the gram-positive bacteria Clostridium tetani. This disease is characterized by Systemic muscle spasms that arise within the first few days After delivery. Transmission is commonly by direct contact or lack of maternal immunity.

Additional Information

A disease characterized by Systemic muscle spasms arising in newborns who are delivered in unsanitary conditions and subsequently infected with Clostridium tetani.

Causes

  • Clostridium tetani (organism)
  • Abbreviated Terms

  • tetanus omphalitis
  • newborn trismus
  • trismus neonatorum
  • Related ICD 10 COde

    ICD 10 Code A33

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