|Title: ||Warm-Blooded Animal Bites|
|Authors: ||Dieter Jr, R. A.|
Dieter, Robert S.
Dieter III, R. A.
Dieter, D. L.
|Issue Date: ||31-Dec-2006|
|Publisher: ||Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa|
|Citation: ||East and Central African Journal of Surgery (ISSN: 1024-297X) Vol 11 Num 1|
|Abstract: ||Background: Domestic animals are the major cause of warm-blooded
animal bites around the world. The dog, the cat and human bites are the
most common animal bites creating major medical and health care
concerns requiring medical treatment. Transmitted zoonotic diseases
(especially viral) as well as the long-term consequences of the injury
are of important concern. Prevention is key both in avoidance of
contact and in proper immunization and vaccination evaluation.
Treatment requires appropriate examination and procedural care. Soaking
and cleansing may be all that is necessary or extensive radical
debridement and long-term hospitalization to avoid serious deformity
and death. Conclusion: Mammalian or Warm-blooded animal bites occur
with a high frequency around the world. It is estimated that one half
of the world’s population will be bitten at some time during
their life. Thus, avoidance is key.|
|Other Identifiers: ||http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=js06023|
|Rights: ||Copyright 2006 - East and Central African Journal of Surgery|
|Appears in Collections:||Bioline International Legacy Collection|