ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Other bacterial diseases
1C13 — Tetanus

ICD-11 1C13 — Tetanus

A disease of the skeletal muscle fibres, caused by an infection with the gram-positive bacteria Clostridium tetani. This disease is characterised by muscle spasms. Transmission is by direct contact of an open wound.

The diagnosis includes nothing.

It excludes 2 items.

  • Obstetrical tetanus (1C14)
  • Tetanus neonatorum (1C15)

It has no clarifying diagnoses.

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