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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Management of Animal Bite Wounds on Face: Our Experience

G Anup Kumar, Abhishek Mathur, Keerthi Ramesh

Citation Information : Anup Kumar G, Mathur A, Ramesh K. Management of Animal Bite Wounds on Face: Our Experience. World J Dent 2011; 2 (4):309-311.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1103

Published Online: 00-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Bite wounds are among the commonest types of trauma to which the man is subjected. Infection is the most common complication in animal bite wounds. The surgical treatment of facial animal bites remains a source of controversy. The controversies continue to center on the timing of wound debridement and primary wound closure as well as the use of antibiotic prophylaxis and primary plastic reconstruction. We report 30 cases of animal bites treated in our department and our protocol in the management of the same.


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