Tetanus is a severe bacterial infection that commonly known as lockjaw. This attacks the nervous system and leads to painful muscle contractions, particularly of jaw and neck muscles. Tetanus affects the normal breathing pattern and can threaten the continuity of life. It is mostly identified by following signs
Stiffness of neck and abdominal muscles
Painful body spasms lasting for several minutes
Usually this infectious disorder is treated with the help of antibiotics and antitoxin.