To Study the Clinico-Epidemiological Factors of Tetanus Cases Admitted In a Tertiary Care Hospital for the past 10 Years
Dr VK Chavada [MBBS, MD]
Assistant Professor,Department of Community Medicine,Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam, Chennai â€“ 602105.(India)E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim:To study the epidemiological factors of tetanus cases admitted in a tertiary care hospital
1. To Study the Sociodemographical factors of Tetanus.
2. To study the clinical types of tetanus and the mortality associated with tetanus
Study Design: Retrospective cross sectional study.
Participants: Cases of tetanus admitted for a period of last 10 years at GOVT MEDICAL COLLEGE Hospital Dhule, MAHARASTRA, INDIA.
Results: There were 440 cases of Tetanus admitted in the hospital for treatment, out of which 262 were males and 178 were females. 344 (78%) cases were from rural areas and 96 (22%) cases were from urban areas. It was also observed that Traumatic tetanus is the most common type of tetanus. Out of the 440 cases of tetanus, 151 died. Out of these deaths, 134 (89%) were reported from rural areas and 17 (11%) were reported from urban areas. The case fatality rate of neonatal tetanus was the highest (60%) amongst all types of tetanus.