African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

: 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 200-

Dog bite injuries of genitalia

Nora Pokee1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Pokee-Clinic, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Adjunct professor, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria

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Nora Pokee
Pokee-Clinic, Bangkok

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Pokee N, Wiwanitkit V. Dog bite injuries of genitalia.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2014;11:200-200

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Pokee N, Wiwanitkit V. Dog bite injuries of genitalia. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2014 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];11:200-200
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"Dog bite injuries of genitalia" is an important problem. [1] Bertozzi and Appignani mentioned for the management of dog bites include irrigation, debridment, antibiotic therapy, consideration of tetanus and rabies immunisation and suture of wounds or surgical reconstruction. [1] The interesting issue is on the rabies immunisation. Dog is still the main cause of rabies worldwide and the post-exposure rabies vaccination should be used in any setting. The concern is on the use of immunoglobulin. The decision to use immunoglobulin should be based on the severity of the wound. [2],[3] Discussion with the parents on the surgical management and immunisation is the critical step that all practitioners have to gently do. [2]


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