Animal bite injuries to the head: 132 cases.

  title={Animal bite injuries to the head: 132 cases.},
  author={Marco Rainer Kesting and Frank H{\"o}lzle and Christian Peter Pox and Petra Thurm{\"u}ller and K. Wolff},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={44 3},
We made a retrospective study of the casenotes of 132 patients with bite injuries who were treated in the departments of craniomaxillofacial surgery in Berlin and Bochum university hospitals. Dogs caused most of the injuries (n=121, 92%) and the lips were most commonly involved. Nearly half the patients had superficial injuries. More than 70% of the patients presented to the clinic within 6h after the bite, and developed fewer wound infections than the patients who presented late. A total of 71… CONTINUE READING
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