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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-29

Tetanus following a lion attack


1 Department of Medicine, Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sani Hadiza
Department of Medicine, Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State University, Kaduna
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/archms.archms_13_19

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Lion attacks are rarely seen even in hunters. However, there are few reported cases affecting mainly zookeepers. Most patients usually die from injuries sustained and never survive long enough to develop tetanus. We present a case of tetanus complicating lion attack in a 42-year-old zookeeper, who presented with multiple puncture wounds and quadriplegia after being attacked by a lion in the zoo and subsequently developed signs of tetanus 3 days after the bite.


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