Journal of Dental Research and Practice

Frederico Marcio Varela Ayres de Melo Junior

Mauricio de Nassau University, Brazil


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    Face injuries caused by dog bites
    Author(s): Frederico Marcio Varela Ayres de Melo Junior*

    Introduction: The bites that are of most interest to the dental surgeon are caused by domestic animals, especially dogs and cats. These injuries are of great importance, as they have a high rate of contamination and can cause, in addition to serious local infections, some systemic diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa and parasites. Purpose: To clarify and explain possible differences regarding the treatment of these injuries. Case report: Male patient, 3 years old, victim of physical aggression by a dog of his own family, was taken to the emergency room of the reference Hospital in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, under regular general condition, walking, conscious, oriented, afebrile and eupneic. On clinical examination, an extensive scalp wound was found, and a laceration as well as a contusion in the right pinna area with profuse hemorrhage. Under general anaesthesia, the trea.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/jdrp.22.4(S1).06

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