Cat bite wounds: risk factors for infection.

@article{Dire1989CatBW,
  title={Cat bite wounds: risk factors for infection.},
  author={Daniel J. Dire},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={
          973-9
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE In the last ten years, many emergency medicine specialists have studied animal bite wounds. The majority of these studies have addressed the controversies of prescribing prophylactic antibiotics or suturing wounds. This study was undertaken to determine risk factors for cat bite wound infections. DESIGN Prospective survey. SETTING Community hospital emergency medicine residency program. TYPE OF PARTICIPANTS One hundred eighty-six consecutive patients with 216 cat bite… CONTINUE READING

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