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Causes of Tetanus

Common Causes of Tetanus

Following is a list of common causes of Tetanus:

Other Causes of Tetanus

Following is a list of other causes of Tetanus:

Primary Cause of Tetanus

The primary cause of Tetanus is the result:

  • of an infectious agent.

Tetanus Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Tetanus:

Tetanus: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Tetanus, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Tetanus:

Tetanus: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Tetanus: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Tetanus:

  • Generalized tetatus - severe form affecting the body's muscles.
  • Localized tetanus - milder form affecting only a local muscle group.
  • Cephalic tetanus - rare form caught from head injury or ear infection.
  • Neonatal tetanus
  • Physiological tetanus - generalized muscle spasms
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Tetanus: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Tetanus as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Tetanus as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Tetanus. Our database lists the following as having Tetanus as a complication of that condition:

Tetanus as a symptom:

Conditions listing Tetanus as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Tetanus. Our database lists the following as having Tetanus as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Tetanus:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Tetanus as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

What causes Tetanus?

Causes: Tetanus: Clostridium tetani bacteria often caught in puncture wounds, but also in other wounds such as burns, ulcers, bites, surgery sites, injection sites, and umbilical cord stump.

Related information on causes of Tetanus:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Tetanus may be found in:


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