Case Report
Volume 11 Issue 8 - 2022
Generalized Tetanus in an Unvaccinated Schoolgirl: Case Report
Ulises Alejandro Castañeda Peña1*, Ramírez Lara Marissa E1, García Conde Carlos A1, Rosas Alfonso Trinidad A2 and Martínez Tovilla Yaneth3
1Pediatric Critical Medicine Resident Physician, Hospital for the Poblano Child, National Autonomous University of México, Puebla, México
2Doctor Assigned to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Hospital for the Poblano Child, Puebla, México
3Department of Pediatrics at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla/PRODEP Profile/Member of the Register of Researchers of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla/Academic Secretary of the State of Puebla Health University, Puebla, México
*Corresponding Author: Ulises Alejandro Castañeda Peña, Pediatric Critical Medicine Resident Physician, Hospital for the Poblano Child, National Autonomous University of México, Puebla, México.
Received: July 11, 2022; Published: July 27, 2022


Below is a clinical case of severe generalized tetanus in a 10-year-old patient who did not receive vaccination. The objective of this case report is to provide scientific evidence that allows to generate awareness about the importance of vaccination for the prevention of Clostridium tetani infection. Case presentation: 10-year-old woman admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) transferred from a second-level hospital; with a history of a penetrating lesion by wood splinter on the right foot, arriving 2 weeks after the injury and the presentation of the following symptoms prior to transfer to the Hospital for the Poblano Child: trismos, stiffness in the neck, trunk and extremities. Upon admission to our PICU patient in phase III of ventilation and under sedation, however, presented evident opisthotones. During their stay, lack of vaccination is identified, the clinical diagnosis is made and the treatment was multidisciplinary which included Infectology, Neurology, Rehabilitation and Nutrition. Patient with favorable evolution and leaves in good conditions with follow-up appointment to Neurology and Rehabilitation. Conclusions: vaccination is important for the prevention of tetanus; and multidisciplinary management brings good results.

Keywords: Generalized Tetanus; Vaccination; Case Report


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