Dog bite of the orofacial region- Case series and update

Case Report

Author Details : Neeraj*, Banshilal Beniwal, Padmanidhi Agarwal, Vikas Berwal, Richa Malik

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 199-202

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Animal bites are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality across the globe and when involving the orofacial region, they commonly present to dental surgeons. Literature on their initial management provides a plethora of conflicting views and results and it is necessary to be up to date with the latest modalities of management of such facial injuries to give best functional and surgical outcomes to the patients. Antibiotics and anti-tetanus and anti-rabies vaccinations and immunoglobulins should be judiciously administered along with appropriate wound management.

Keywords: Animal bite, Dog bite, Facial injuries, Maxillofacial injury, Rabies.

How to cite : Neeraj, Beniwal B, Agarwal P, Berwal V, Malik R, Dog bite of the orofacial region- Case series and update. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2021;7(3):199-202

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Article History

Received : 01-06-2021

Accepted : 11-06-2021

Available online : 09-10-2021

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