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J Korean Surg Soc. 2010 Aug;79(2):152-154. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4174/jkss.2010.79.2.152
Park CM , Choi MG , Noh JH , Sohn TS , Bae JM , Kim S , Suh GY , Jeon KM .
Department of Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mingew.choi@samsung.com
Department of Internal Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Tetanus is a neurologic disorder caused by a tetanospasmin released from Clostridium tetani and usually occurs following a stab wound or dirty abrasion. Tetanus is uncommon in Korea due to the introduction of vaccination programs. Furthermore, tetanus associated with a gangrenous perforation of the small bowel is extremely rare. We report a case of tetanus developed in a patient who was diagnosed with a gangrenous perforation of the small bowel. This is the first reported case in Korea.

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