Clinical presentation and bacteriologic analysis of infected human bites in patients presenting to emergency departments.

@article{Talan2003ClinicalPA,
  title={Clinical presentation and bacteriologic analysis of infected human bites in patients presenting to emergency departments.},
  author={David A. Talan and Fredrick M. Abrahamian and Gregory J. Moran and Diane M. Citron and Jonah O Tan and Ellie J. C. Goldstein},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 11},
  pages={1481-9}
}
Previous studies of infected human bites have been limited by small numbers of patients and suboptimal microbiologic methodology. We conducted a multicenter prospective study of 50 patients with infected human bites. Seventy percent of the patients and assailants were young adult men. Fifty-six percent of injuries were clenched-fist injuries and 44% were occlusional bites. Most injuries were to the hands. Fifty-four percent of patients were hospitalized. The median number of isolates per wound… CONTINUE READING

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