A rapidly progressive CNS infection caused by a ribonucleic acid (RNA) rhabdovirus affecting mammals, including humans
Generally considered to be 100% fatal once symptoms develop
History of animal exposure
Most patients do not recall exposure.
Five stages (may overlap)
Incubation period: time between bite and first symptoms: usually 10 days to 1 year (average o...
Evaluate risk based on ex...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recovery of a patient from clinical rabies—California, 2011. MMWR M...
A82.9 Rabies, unspecified
Z20.3 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to rabies
V01.5 Contact with or exposure to rabies
Rabies is rare in the United States but more common in other areas of the world.
Seek immediate treatment if exposed to scratch, bite, or saliva of potentially infected animal (e.g., fe...
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