• 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)
  • spore
  • It is a Gram-positive bacteria as it lacks an outer lipopolysaccharide membrane and possesses only a thick peptidoglycan cell wall.C.tetani is a rod-shaped bacteria and have flagella in vegetative form and drumstick in shape in its spore form. (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)