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Trismus, Lockjaw

  • Definition
  1. Spasm of the Masticatory Muscles resulting in jaw forcefully held closed
  • Causes
  • Localized muscle spasm
  • Causes
  • Generalized muscle spasm
  1. Infection
    1. Tetanus
    2. Trichinosis
    3. Typhoid Fever
    4. Rabies
    5. Cholera
    6. Sepsis
    7. Encephalitis
  2. Miscellaneous
    1. Tetany
    2. Seizure disorder
    3. Psychiatric causes