Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Tetanus?

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


September 08, 2016

Tetanus is characterized by an acute onset of hypertonia, painful muscular contractions (usually of the muscles of the jaw and neck), and generalized muscle spasms without other apparent medical causes. Despite widespread immunization of infants and children since the 1940s, tetanus still occurs in the United States. Currently, tetanus primarily affects older adults because of their higher rate of nonvaccination or inadequate vaccination. What do you know about this condition? Test yourself with our quick quiz.


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