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Tetanus is an infectious disease that can be avoided. The uncommon presentation of tetanus that involves the cranial nerves is cephalic tetanus. We describe a case of cephalic tetanus with unusual symptoms that was misdiagnosed by a few paediatricians and outlying institutions. This case is being presented to highlight the risk of cephalic tetanus due to Suppurative Otitis Media (SOM) as well as the rarity of cephalic tetanus due to its atypical age presentation and high mortality. All children who are eligible receive a primary immunisation against tetanus, along with a booster shot at the right time.
Published Date: 2023-06-30; Received Date: 2023-05-31