puerperal tetanus

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pu·er·per·al tet·a·nus

tetanus occurring during the puerperium from infection of the obstetric wound.

pu·er·per·al tet·a·nus

(pyū-er'pĕr-ăl tet'ă-nŭs)
Tetanus occurring during the puerperium from infection of the obstetric wound.

puerperal tetanus

Tetanus that occurs following childbirth.
See also: tetanus
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Effectiveness of prenatal versus postpartum tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccination in preventing infant pertussis.
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