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I wish to report a case of tetanus treated with magnesium sulphate by hypodermoclysis, with recovery:
The patient, J. K., male, 7 years old, stepped on a nail, which punctured the sole of his shoe and entered the left foot, barely through the skin, making a wound scarcely noticeable.
Eight days later he complained of stiffness in his foot and leg. On the ninth day a spasm of the leg caused him to fall, and rigidity of muscles was increased. On the tenth day trismus was noticed and there were occasional convulsions. On the eleventh day I was called to see him and found his jaws set and almost all his muscles rigid. He could move his arms and hands to a limited extent. The wound was laid open and thoroughly treated with hydrogen dioxid and tincture of iodin.
The convulsions were partially controlled by morphin, chloral and bromids. On
LYON M. TETANUS TREATED WITH MAGNESIUM SULPHATE BY HYPODERMOCLYSIS. JAMA. 1908;L(21):1688. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310470026002b
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