Tetanus Causes

Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Sep 06, 2014
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What are the causes of Tetanus ?

In unfavourable circumstances to the growth of the organism, spores are formed and these remain dormant for years in the soil.

Spores of tetanus live in the feces, soil, dust and instruments. A tiny breach in the skin or mucosa can give entry to the spores, which then germinate and make the exotoxin.

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