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  • n  prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles

  • She immediately had a severe generalized convulsion with opisthotonos body arched, trismus lockjaw, risus sardonicus a taut, toothy grin, complete extension of the .
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  • Nine-month-old baby can't open his mouth
    A 9-month-old baby from Ottawa has doctors puzzled — because he isn't able to fully open his mouth.  Wyatt Scott has an extremely rare disorder called congenital trismus which doesn't allow the boy to open his jaw.  CBC  says it's so rare that the hospital where Wyatt is currently being treated doesn't even have a case study to consult.  One Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario doctor told CBC ...
    April 19, 2014 - KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma

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