Prophylactic antibiotics in common dog bite wounds: a controlled study.


A double-blind prospective study of 98 patients was carried out, but 57 (58%) returned for follow-up and form the basis of this report. Wound irrigation and debridement were found to be important in reducing infection. Hand wounds were most likely to become infected; face and scalp wounds were at low risk. Puncture wounds became infected more often than did… (More)


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