Diagnosis Code A33
Information for Medical Professionals
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Perinatal/Newborn diagnoses Perinatal/Newborn diagnoses
Newborn. Age of 0 years; a subset of diagnoses intended only for newborns and neonates (e.g., fetal distress, perinatal jaundice).
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- 771.3 - Tetanus neonatorum
- Bacterial sepsis of newborn
- Disorder of neonatal umbilicus
- Localized tetanus
- Sepsis of the newborn
- Tetanic opisthotonus
- Tetanus neonatorum
- Tetanus omphalitis
- Tetanus with trismus
- Trismus present
Information for Patients
Tetanus is a serious illness caused by Clostridium bacteria. The bacteria live in soil, saliva, dust, and manure. The bacteria can enter the body through a deep cut, like those you might get from stepping on a nail, or through a burn.
The infection causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw. This makes it impossible to open your mouth or swallow. Tetanus is a medical emergency. You need to get treatment in a hospital.
A vaccine can prevent tetanus. It is given as a part of routine childhood immunization. Adults should get a tetanus shot, or booster, every 10 years. If you get a bad cut or burn, see your doctor - you may need a booster. Immediate and proper wound care can prevent tetanus infection.
- Tetanus (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Tetanus and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- Tetanus and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Tetanus and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems
It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.
Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.
- Brief resolved unexplained event -- BRUE (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Crying - excessive (0-6 months) (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Failure to thrive (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hyperglycemia - infants (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neonatal sepsis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Neutropenia - infants (Medical Encyclopedia)