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Management of Bites from Dogs, Cats, and Humans

  • Richard B. Brown

Abstract

Bites constitute an important cause of morbidity and occasional mortality and are responsible for a significant percentage of health care costs in the United States. Best data suggest that approximately 1% of emergency room visits are for this problem and that at least one million such injuries occur each year.1,2 This may result in direct health care costs of at least $30 million annually.3 These numbers may be major understatements, since many persons with bite injuries may never seek medical attention.

Keywords

Septic Arthritis Clavulanic Acid Puncture Wound Bite Wound Direct Health Care Cost 
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