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1/1. A case of tetanus mimicking acute abdomen.

    A 47-year-old man presented with backache and signs of acute abdomen. An exploratory laparotomy was performed. Post-operatively he developed hypoxaemia in the operating theatre and was brought to the Surgical intensive care Unit for ventilatory support and further investigations. history was then retaken and revealed a minor foot injury one month ago with subsequent development of muscle spasm and dysphagia. The diagnosis of tetanus was made. The patient was then treated with human antitetanus immune globulin and crystalline penicillin. Ventilatory support was continued, aided by infusion of morphine, diazepam and alcuronium. The recovery course was complicated by chest infection, urinary tract infection and sympathetic overactivity. He improved later and ventilatory support was discontinued three weeks after admission. He then made uneventful recovery and was discharged from the hospital forty days after admission.
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