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Head tetanus

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Head tetanus --> cephalic tetanus

a type of local tetanus that follows wounds to the face and head; after a brief incubation (1-2 days) the facial and ocular muscles become paretic yet undergo repeated tetanic spasms. The throat and tongue muscles may also be affected.

Synonym: cerebral tetanus, head tetanus, hydrophobic tetanus, rose cephalic tetanus, roses cephalic tetanus.