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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186-190

Managing human bites

1 Department of Medicine, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA
3 Global Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Tanmay S Panchabhai
Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.55331

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Human bites are frequently overlooked in making a diagnosis in the emergency room. They are particularly notorious due to the polymicrobial nature of human saliva inoculated in the wound and the risk they pose for transmission of infectious diseases. Early treatment, appropriate prophylaxis and surgical evaluation are the key to achieving desired treatment outcomes. Through this article, we have tried to summarize the diagnostic features, complications as well as the recommended treatment alternatives for human bites based on the current available evidence.

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