ICD-11 classes
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Other bacterial diseases
1C15 — Tetanus neonatorum

ICD-11 1C15 — Tetanus neonatorum

A disease affecting neonates, caused by an infection with the gram-positive bacteria Clostridium tetani. This disease is characterised by systemic muscle spasms that arise within the first few days after delivery. Transmission is commonly by direct contact or lack of maternal immunity.

The diagnosis includes nothing.

The diagnosis excludes nothing.

It has no clarifying diagnoses.

The diagnosis is coded elsewhere:

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