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SOHRABI F, FARZAN A. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF URBAN AND RURAL TETANUS IN ADULTS. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1990; 4 (3) :211-214
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1548-en.html

From the' Department of Infectious Diseases, and the Department of Statistics, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Islamic Republic of lran.
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An analysis of 382 patients, aged 12 and over, admitted to the infectious disease ward of Amin Hospital in Isfahan over a 20 year period with clinically diagnosed tetanus is reported. The study comprised 297 patients, 77.7% from rural areas and 85(22.3%) from the city of Isfahan. The male- female ratio for both groups was approximately 2:1. Rural patients were younger and showed a lower crude case fatality rate. Traditional practices such as application of cow manure to the wounds, and unhygienic circumcision and ear piercing were important contributing factors in developing tetanus, demonstrating a need for health education in rural communities.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Infectious Disease