Summary | Mammalian Bites In The Emergency Department: Recommendations For Wound Closure, Antibiotics, And Postexposure Prophylaxis

<< Mammalian Bites in the Emergency Department: Recommendations for Wound Closure, Antibiotics, and Postexposure Prophylaxis (Trauma CME and Pharmacology CME)


Mammalian bites are a very common condition seen by emergency clinicians. The numbers of reported bites and their associated costs rise yearly. The treatment of these patients starts with a good history, including determining the circumstances of the bite and the history of the victim. Next, a thorough examination, including radiography as needed, must be performed, taking care to evaluate the extent of the injury and any damage to underlying structures. 

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