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Tetanus / c. tetani (Clostridium tetani)

2010 Case Definition

CSTE Position Statement(s)

  • 09-ID-63

Case Classification

Probable

  • In the absence of a more likely diagnosis, an acute illness with
    • muscle spasms or hypertonia, AND
    • diagnosis of tetanus by a health care provider;
OR
  • Death, with tetanus listed on the death certificate as the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death

Comments

There is no definition for "confirmed" tetanus.

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