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Rwanda Medical Journal
Rwanda Health Communication Center - Rwanda Biomedical Center (RHCC - RBC)
ISSN: 2079-097X
EISSN: 2079-097X
Vol. 71, No. 1, 2014, pp. 21-22
Bioline Code: rw14004
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Rwanda Medical Journal, Vol. 71, No. 1, 2014, pp. 21-22

 en An unusual case of tetanus secondary to orbital trauma
Eugene, Saiba Semanyenzi


A case report on an unusual case of orbital trauma was reported on a patient previously treated as a psychiatric condition at district hospital level, 3 weeks before he was examined in the Ophthalmology Department and diagnosed as a case of tetanus secondary to orbital trauma by retained piece of wood in the left upper eyelid. The piece was then removed and patient healed after one week of antibiotherapy and anti-inflmmatory treatment. He was reviewed 2 weeks later with a complete healing.

Orbital trauma; tetanus

Eugene, Saiba Semanyenzi


Un cas clinique de traumatisme orbitaire a été décrit sur un patient précedemment traité comme un cas psychiatrique dans un hospital de district 3 semaines avant qu’il soit examiné et traité dans le service d’ophtalmologie comme un cas de tetanos secondaire à un traumatisme orbitaire par un morçeau de bois dans la paupiere supérieure gauche. Le morçeau de bois a été enlevé et le patient guérit après une semaine d’antibiotherapie et antiinflmmatoire. Deux semaines après, le patient était complétement guérit.

Mots Clés
Traumatisme orbitaire; Tétanos

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