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Bite injuries to the hand: microbiology, virology and management.

Malahias, Marco and Jordan, D and Hughes, O and Khan, Wasim S and Hindocha, S (2014) Bite injuries to the hand: microbiology, virology and management. The open orthopaedics journal, 8. pp. 157-61. ISSN 1874-3250.

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Abstract

Bites to the human hand, be it from a pet, a stray animal or even a fellow human, may often have dire consequences for the person suffering the insult. Bites by mammals are a common problem and they account for up to 1% of all visits to hospital emergency rooms, in the UK. Clenched fist injuries to the mouth ('fight bite') are notorious for being the worst human bites. Bite injuries of the hand and their related infections must be monitored vigilantly and managed proactively, by experts in this field of surgery. In this review article we discuss the associated microbiology and virology of these injuries as well as their management.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QV Pharmacology
WE Musculoskeletal. Orthopaedics
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Trauma and Orthopaedics
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 10:19
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 10:19
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/935

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