LOCKJAW. MsK block. OBJECTIVES. By the end of this lecture, you should be able to: 1- What is the Lockjaw? Etiology (causes of this disease ). 2- 3- symptoms or signs that appear on the patient . 4- investigations . 5- management. 6- prognosis of lockjaw. 7-Methods of treatment .
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By the end of this lecture, you should be able
1- What is the Lockjaw?
Etiology (causes of this disease ).2-
3- symptoms or signs that appear on the patient .
4- investigations .
6- prognosis of lockjaw.
7-Methods of treatment .
lockjaw also has scientific name, trismus. The word "trismus" is often used to differentiate the condition that affects the mandible from tetanus infections Lockjaw affects the fifth cranial nerve (the trigeminal nerve)
A lock jawed person temporarily and in some cases, permanently loses the ability to open and/or close his or her mouth.
Some cases of lockjaw can cause extreme pain and discomfort. When left untreated, lockjaw can permanently impair the motor functions of a personâ€¦
Causes of this disease :
- Lockjaw is the common name for bacterial disease known as tetanus.
(An-aerobic bacteria Clostridium tetani ) indicative of a long period of infection .
- There are many possible causes, including :
Doctor diagnosed the disease through physical examination, and through the symptoms of muscle contraction and stiffness and pain.
Taking vaccination (Human Tetanus Immunoglobin )
antibiotics (such as penicillin & metronidazole)
use a respirator device