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Cochrane corner: antibiotic prophylaxis for mammalian bites (intervention review).

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BACKGROUND: Bites by mammals are a common problem and they account for up to 1% of all visits to hospital emergency rooms. Dog and cat bites are the most common, and people are usually bitten by their own pets or by an animal known to them. School-age children make up almost a half of those bitten. Prevention of tetanus, rabies and wound infection are the priorities for staff in emergency rooms. The use of antibiotics may be useful to reduce the risk of developing a wound infection. OBJECTIVE...

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10.1177/1753193412452204

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS, KIR
Journal:
The Journal of hand surgery, European volume
Volume:
37
Issue:
8
Pages:
804-806
Publication date:
2012-10-05
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EISSN:
2043-6289
ISSN:
1753-1934
URN:
uuid:50916d79-152d-4194-81da-f75492282b65
Source identifiers:
356793
Local pid:
pubs:356793

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