Pattern of animal bites and post exposure prophylaxis in rabies: A five year study in a tertiary care unit in Sri Lanka

  title={Pattern of animal bites and post exposure prophylaxis in rabies: A five year study in a tertiary care unit in Sri Lanka},
  author={S. A. Kularatne and Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa and K. Weerakoon and Usha Kumari Bokalamulla and Nanada Abagaspitiya},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
BackgroundRabies is a global problem which occurs in more than 150 countries and territories including Sri Lanka, where human deaths from rabies are in decline whilst resources incurred for prevention of rabies are in sharp incline over the years. In this backdrop, we aim to audit the post-exposure treatment (PET) in rabies and the pattern of animal bites in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka.MethodsThis study was carried out at Teaching Hospital Peradeniya (THP), in the Central Province of… CONTINUE READING
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