volume 45, issue 1, P35-40 2003
DOI: 10.1590/s0036-46652003000100007
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Abstract: A total of 868 (84.89%) patients diagnosed with tetanus were studied, out of the 1,024 tetanus patients hospitalized at Couto Maia Hospital (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), during the period between 1986 and 1997. Of this group (n = 868), 63.5% (n = 551) were discharged, 35.4% (n = 307) died, and 1.1% (n = 10) were transferred. The average age of the deceased patients (38.73 +/- 23.31 years) was significantly greater (p < 0.0001) than the age of those who survived (29.21 +/- 20.05 years). Analyzing the variables of …

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