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Archives de pédiatrie
Volume 14, n° 4
pages 362-364 (avril 2007)
Doi : 10.1016/j.arcped.2006.12.019
Received : 26 April 2006 ;  accepted : 22 December 2006
Tétanos généralisé chez un adolescent
Generalized tetanus in a teenager
 

F.-V. Valla a, , C.-L. Gay b
a Service de réanimation pédiatrique, hôpital Debrousse, CHU de Lyon, 29, rue Soeur-Bouvier, 69005 Lyon, France 
b Service d'endocrinologie pédiatrique, hôpital Debrousse, CHU de Lyon, 29, rue Soeur-Bouvier, 69005 Lyon, France 

Auteur correspondant.

Communication préliminaire: congrès des sociétés de pédiatrie, Lyon, juin 2006, poster no P274

Résumé

Le tétanos est devenu exceptionnel dans les pays industrialisés, grâce à la vaccination.

Observation

Nous rapportons le cas d'un tétanos généralisé chez un adolescent, grevé d'une morbidité importante mais d'évolution favorable au prix de lourds soins de réanimation.

Conclusion

Si la mortalité a diminué, la morbidité du tétanos reste conséquente; pourtant, cette affection est évitable par une vaccination bien conduite, seul moyen efficace de prévention. La majorité des cas pédiatriques concerne des enfants issus de milieux opposés à cette vaccination du fait de convictions philosophiques ou religieuses.

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Abstract

Tetanus has become an exceptional disease in industrialized countries since vaccination.

Case report

We report a case of generalized tetanus in a young teenager, with a healthy outcome, but requiring long intensive care support.

Conclusion

Tetanus mortality has decreased, but its morbidity is still severe. The only way to prevent it is vaccination. Almost all pediatric cases concern patients living in families refusing vaccination, because of philosophic or religious beliefs.

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Mots clés : Tétanos, Réanimation pédiatrique, Vaccination

Keywords : Tetanus, Intensive care, Vaccination, Child




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