Tetanus is a bacterial disease that can become deadly if not treated. The infection comes from contaminated open wounds. A vaccine for tetanus is available.
Tetanus is an infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. Tetanus can be fatal if left untreated but the improvements in treatment and tetanus vaccine have reduced considerably the mortality rate. Most cases of tetanus occur in people who did not complete the whole vaccination schedule or were never vaccinated against the disease. People who inject illegal drugs are also likely to develop the condition.
The bacterium that causes tetanus, Clostridium tetani, is found in the streets and in common garden soil. An infection comes when bacteria enter into a contaminated wound. The first to develop are flu-like symptoms and include headaches, fever, dizziness, muscle aches, and breaking out into a sweat. After that, the entire body experiences muscle cramps, eventually reaching even the diaphragm, if no treatment or vaccination has been administered.
In order to prevent tetanus infections, a vaccine is administered during childhood (at 2, 4, 6, and 15-24 months of age as well as at ages 4-7 and 11-15) and every 10 years of adulthood. If a wound becomes contaminated the affected person should consult his doctor to have it cleaned and have vaccination based on his records updated.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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