Tetanus is a neuromuscular disease in which exotoxin (tetanospasmin) produces muscle spasms, incapacitating its host. To our knowledge, bacteraemia has never been reported in the literature. The ideal management of this entity remains unresolved given that there is no literature to guide the therapy.


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