3rd most common bite (after dogs and cats)
Most bites (up to 75%) occur during aggressive acts.
15–20% are related to sexual activity (love nips).
2 types of bites:
Occlusional bites: La...
Upper extremities (60–75%)
Head and neck (15–20%)
Lower extremities (∼5%)
Serious deep-space infections (septic arthrit...
Infected wounds at presentation
Signs of systemic infection
Infected wounds that have failed to respond to outpatient (PO) ...
Examine the deepest part of clenched-fist bites while putting the fingers through full range of motion to check for extensor tendon lacerations and joint violation.
Obtain hand cons...
Broder J, Jerrard D, Olshaker J, et al. Low risk of infection in selected human bites treated without antibiotics. Amer J Emerg Med. 2004;22(1):10–13.
Brook I. Microbiology...
879.8 Open wound(s) (multiple) of unspecified site(s), without mention of complication
882.0 Open wound of hand except finger(s) alone, without mention of complication
882.1 Open wound of hand...
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