Tétanos du post-partum sur déchirure vaginale à propos d’un cas à l’Hôpital National de Zinder, Niger

  • Mahamadou Doutchi Service de Maladies infectieuses et parasitaires, Hôpital National de Zinder, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Université de Zinder, Niger. BP : 155 ou 656
  • Harissou Adamou Service de chirurgie générale B, Hôpital National de Zinder, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Université de Zinder, Niger
  • Ibrahim Amadou Magagi Service de chirurgie générale B, Hôpital National de Zinder-Niger
  • Amadou Magagi Service d’Anesthésie-Réanimation, Hôpital National de ZinderNiger
  • Souleymane Oumarou Garba Gynécologue-obstétricien, Centre Régional Mère-enfant de Zinder-Niger
  • Abdoul Azize Garba Service de médecine interne, Hôpital National de Zinder-Niger

Abstract

We report an exceptional case of postpartum tetanus occurring in an unvaccinated primipara having given birth in a health center. Six days after childbirth, she had a trismus associated with generalized muscle contractions suggestive of tetanus. Obstructed labor was complicated by a vulvar tear repaired with wires under septic conditions. Functional sequelae, such as dysarthria, quadriesteria, and a decrease in visual acuity, marked the evolution. The newborn was free from neonatal tetanus. Our patient poses the problem of access to preventive care and the quality of care in health facilities in developing countries.

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Published
2017-04-30
How to Cite
Doutchi, M., Adamou, H., Magagi, I. A., Magagi, A., Garba, S. O., & Garba, A. A. (2017). Tétanos du post-partum sur déchirure vaginale à propos d’un cas à l’Hôpital National de Zinder, Niger. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 13(12), 301. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2017.v13n12p301