A rapidly progressive CNS infection caused by an RNA rhabdovirus affecting mammals, including humans
Generally considered to be 100% fatal once symptoms develop
System(s) affected: ner...
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 of ...
Evaluate risk based on ex...
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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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