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Cephalic Tetanus Presenting With Trismus in an Intravenous Drug Abuser

Mehrdad Haghighi 1 , Amirhossein Moghtader Mojdehi 1 and Shiva Faridi 1 , *
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1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Imam Hossein Teaching and Medical Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: January 31, 2015, 10 (1); e23408
  • Published Online: January 30, 2015
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: September 7, 2014
  • Revised: January 18, 2015
  • Accepted: January 20, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/archcid.23408

To Cite: Haghighi M, Moghtader Mojdehi A, Faridi S. Cephalic Tetanus Presenting With Trismus in an Intravenous Drug Abuser, Arch Clin Infect Dis. 2015 ; 10(1):e23408. doi: 10.5812/archcid.23408.

Abstract
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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
Footnote
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