Case Report: Approach to Dog Bite Eyelid Injury in Rabies Endemic Area

Birapadian, SM and Ting, S L and Lim, C W (2021) Case Report: Approach to Dog Bite Eyelid Injury in Rabies Endemic Area. International Journal of Current Research and Review, 13 (4). pp. 20-22. ISSN 0975-5241

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Sarawak has recorded 24 rabies cases, since an outbreak was declared on July 1, 2017. We are presenting a case report dis-cussing the approach to dog bite eyelid laceration in Rabies endemic area. A 13-year-old boy came with full-thickness lid lacera-tion wound, after being attacked by a stray dog. The patient received a dose of intramuscular anti-tetanus injection, followed by immunoglobulin injection at the laceration site, rabies vaccine as well as completed a course of antibiotics. The laceration was allowed for primary closure, and it healed well with adequate apposition. This paper we outlined the importance of immediate accurate risk category stratification for early identification of those at risk in the primary care setting help minimize the risk of rabies infection and save a life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dog bite, Eyelid injury, Rabies
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 07 May 2021 01:36
Last Modified: 07 May 2021 02:00

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