neonatal tetanus: a continuing challenge in the southeast of turkey: risk factors, clinical features and prognostic factors.neonatal tetanus (nt) still causes significant mortality in developing countries, although in 1989 who adopted the goal of eliminating the disease by 1995-2000. to characterize the regional characteristics, clinical charts of 55 neonates (42 males and 13 females) admitted to the pediatric infectious diseases ward of dicle university hospital, diyarbakir, turkey with the diagnosis of nt from 1991 to 1997 were reviewed. mean age at admittance was 8.9+/-4.3 days with a range of 3-25 days. mean peri ...199910204647
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