Gynecology & Reproductive Health

Abstract

A Case of Maternal Tetanos Following Illegal Induced Abortion

Biaye B, Gassama O, Niassy AC, Faye ME, Toure Y, Moreira PM, Moreau JC.

Maternal tetanus is the development of Clostridium tetani in the maternal organism due to unsanitary practices during childbirth or abortion. It has become a rare condition since the introduction of tetanus toxoid vaccination in pregnant women.

We report a case of genital tetanus in a 32-year-old patient in Nabil Choucair Health Center, Dakar, Senegal.

Through this case, we will present a review of the literature on the epidemiological, clinical, and prognostic aspects of this condition.

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