開口障害を主訴とした破傷風例 Tetanus Associated with Trismus : A Case Report
We report a case of tetanus with trismus. A 44-year-old man presented with difficulty in mouth opening. Progressive trismus, stiffness of cervical muscles, convulsions, and a history of trauma indicated a diagnosis of tetanus. Emergency tracheotomy was performed because of convulsions against sedatives and difficulty in endotracheal intubation. The patient was given benzylpenicillin-potassium and antitetanus serum. He had respiratory distress for 23 days, and was discharged on the 45th hospital day.
耳鼻咽喉科臨床 100(1), 43-46, 2007-01-01
The Society of Practical Otolaryngology