Dog and cat bite-associated infections in children

  title={Dog and cat bite-associated infections in children},
  author={Susanna Esposito and Irene Picciolli and Margherita Semino and Nicola Principi},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
Millions of people throughout the world are bitten by animals each year. About 90 % of the bites are caused by dogs and cats, and infections are the most common complications. As children are the most frequently bitten subjects, pediatricians should provide parents with everything they need to know in order to confront the problem. However, this does not seem to be case and, as the treatment of bite wounds is frequently inappropriate and delayed, the risk of acute infection and sequelae is… CONTINUE READING
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