Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

What could this be?

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 11, 2009
  • 06:38 PM

My cousin is 16 years old. He was complaining of difficulty swallowing, stiffness of stomach/abdominal muscles, fever and headache. He said he hasn't eaten anything out of the norm. But I am aware of him scraping his leg on scrap metal at an abandoned building while playing with friends. He cleaned the wound and covered it. He was taken to ER. His mother mentioned gram-positive rods, of which I attempt to do research today. Could this be tetanus? I'm waiting to hear back from his mom, but I wanted to do some research on my own.

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?