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Differential Diagnosis For Trismus

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List of current finding(s):

Trauma Causes
Jaw fracture
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Actinomycosis/Actinomycosis bovis
Tetanus
Tetanus, neonatal
Actinomycosis, cervicofacial
Infected organ, Abscesses
Abscess, dentoalveolar
Abscess, parapharyngeal
Peritonsillar abscess
Abscess, cervical gland
Tonsillitis/exudative, acute
Abscess, retropharyngeal
Tonsil, abscess
Biochemical Disorders
Tetany
Usage, Degenerative, Necrosis, Age Related Disorders
Jaw necrosis/mandible
Osteonecrosis of Jaw
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Jaw dislocation
Temporomandibular subluxation syndrome
Temporomandibular joint ankylosis
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Phosphorous jaw necrosis/Mandible necr
Strychnine poisoning
Synonyms
Trismus (disorder), Trismus (finding)
Definition

Persistent contraction of the masseter muscles due to failure of central inhibition; often the initial manifestation of generalized tetanus. Syn: Ankylostoma (2), lock-jaw

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NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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