Management of bite injuries

Broom, Jennifer and Woods, Marion L. (2006) Management of bite injuries. Australian Prescriber, 29 1: 6-8.

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Author Broom, Jennifer
Woods, Marion L.
Title Management of bite injuries
Journal name Australian Prescriber   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-8008
Publication date 2006-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 29
Issue 1
Start page 6
End page 8
Total pages 3
Editor John S. Dowden
Place of publication Woden, A.C.T., Australia
Publisher National Prescribing Service
Language eng
Subject 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Abstract Most mammalian bites are caused by dogs, cats or humans. Cat and human bites often become infected, so antibiotic prophylaxis should be considered in addition to wound management. Early referral for surgical assessment of human bites to the hand may be required. Amoxycillin with clavulanate is suitable for prophylaxis in most cases. Prophylaxis is usually continued for 5–7 days. Depending on their immunisation status, patients may need vaccination against tetanus
Keyword Tetanus vaccine
Q-Index Code CX

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