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Case Reports in Critical Care
Volume 2011, Article ID 969621, 1 page
Case Report

A Misleading Trismus

1Unità Area Critica di Terapia Intensiva (A.C.U.T.I.), Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S. Maria della Misericordia di Perugia, S. Andrea delle Fratte, 06156 Perugia, Italy
2Anestesia e Rianimazione 1 Servizio, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S. Maria della Misericordia, Piazzale S. Maria della Misericordia, 33100 Udine, Italy

Received 7 June 2011; Accepted 10 July 2011

Academic Editor: J. Starkopf

Copyright © 2011 A. Galzerano et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report the case of a 73-year-old women admitted to ICU with a diagnosis of tetanum supported by a mild trismus and treated with potentially unsafe drugs until the correct diagnosis was made.