• lockjaw
  • The disease is also known as lockjaw because there is a a common symptom of tetanus in which the jaw muscles become tight and rigid and a person becomes unable to open his mouth. (blogspot.com)
  • present
  • Local tetanus is an uncommon form of the disease, in which patients have persistent contraction of muscles in the same anatomic area where the injury is present. (blogspot.com)
  • Cephalic tetanus is a rare form of the disease and is occasionally occurring with otitis media (ear infections) in which C. tetani is present in the flora of the middle ear or following injuries to the head. (blogspot.com)