Most bites are from provoked animals.
Dog bite wounds:
Large dogs inflict the most serious wounds (pit bulls cause the most human fatalities).
Most fatalities in children (70%) due to b...
Distribution of mammalian bites:
Dog bites represent 80–90% of all bites.
Cat bites represent 5–15% of all bites.
Human bites represent 2–5% of all bites (see “Human Bite” cha...
Achieve hemostasis on any bleeding wound.
Airway stabilization if bite located on face or neck
Infected wounds at presentation
Signs of systemic infection
Infected wounds that have failed to respond to outpat...
Baddour L. Soft tissue infections due to dog and cat bites. UpToDate. 2009.
Brook I. Microbiology and management of human and animal bite wound infections. Prim Care. 2...
873.40 Open wound of face, unspecified site, without mention of complication
874.8 Open wound of other and unspecified parts of neck, without mention of complication
882.0 Open wound of hand e...
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