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TETANUS AND LESIONS OF THE SPINE IN CHILDHOOD.

DIETRICH, HARRY F.; KARSHNER, ROLLA G.; STEWART, STEELE F.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: January 1940
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1. Small doses of serum are theoretically adequate.

2. No intrathecal injection of serum should be given in juvenile tetanus.

3. If serum is injected intravenously, it should be accompanied by adrenalin.

4. Sedatives are life-saving in juvenile tetanus, and may prove of value in preventing vertebral deformities.

5. In about 70 per cent. of juvenile patients who recover, compression of one or more vertebrae near the apex of the dorsal curve occurs.

6. Treatment of the spinal lesion is futile.

(C) 1940 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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