• Bite wounds, from human and animal origin, can lead to significant complications if appropriate therapy is not undertaken timeously. (scielo.org.za)
  • In total, 38 patients were included in this study, with 25 sustaining human bite wounds, 11 sustaining dog bites, and only two with snake bites. (scielo.org.za)
  • The most striking finding is the predominance of Streptococcus spp isolated from human bite wounds. (scielo.org.za)
  • This study emphasises the importance of obtaining microbiological cultures on all patients admitted with bite wounds. (scielo.org.za)
  • This clinical report provides a review of the literature focused on issues of HIV exposure uniquely related to children and adolescents and gives recommendations for PEP in the following situations: injury from discarded needles, bite wounds, sexual exposure, and inadvertent exposure to human milk from an HIV-infected woman. (aappublications.org)
  • Based on the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) , levofloxacin, in combination with metronidazole or clindamycin, is an effective and recommended alternative option for treatment of bite wounds, particularly in patients with a human bite wound who are hypersensitive to beta-lactams. (drugs.com)

immunodeficiency virus

  • Exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can occur in a number of situations unique to, or more common among, children and adolescents. (aappublications.org)
  • The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the modes of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the workplace, an assessment of the risk of transmission under various assumptions, principles underlying the control of risk, and specific risk-control recommendations for employers and workers. (cdc.gov)
  • Information concerning the protection of workers against acquisition of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while performing job duties, the virus that causes AIDS, is presented here. (cdc.gov)


  • Cultures from 107 bites of human beings by infected dogs and cats turned up 152 kinds of bacteria, including 10 not previously known to infect people, a study found. (nytimes.com)


  • Initial management of animal and human bites. (lww.com)


  • Soft tissue infections due to human bites. (lww.com)


  • All bites that break the skin are serious. (health.govt.nz)
  • Due to the difficulties of physically comparing an injury site on elastic and curved skin surfaces to the teeth of a suspect, the authors have considered using salivary DNA evidence to identify the bite perpetrator. (astm.org)
  • Several techniques were evaluated to determine the best method of recovering saliva from human skin before extracting genomic DNA from the collection substrate. (astm.org)
  • The double swab technique showed the highest percentage recovery of saliva from human skin among the three methods studied. (astm.org)
  • The two main types of human skin are glabrous skin , the nonhairy skin on the palms and soles (also referred to as the "palmoplantar" surfaces), and hair-bearing skin. (wikipedia.org)


  • An insect bite is usually a red itchy bump. (health.govt.nz)
  • And, he said, it shows that the broad-spectrum antibiotics usually prescribed for bites are the right treatment. (nytimes.com)


  • All patients admitted to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital over a 27-month period with histories of bite wound and taken to theatre for debridement were included in this study. (scielo.org.za)
  • Although a relatively rare finding, Salmonella spp was isolated from one of the patients who sustained a snake bite. (scielo.org.za)


  • This study, reported in last week's New England Journal of Medicine, looked at people treated for infected bites at 18 emergency rooms around the country. (nytimes.com)


  • Also known as a "fight bite," these injuries are most often caused by the fist striking the victims teeth, creating a small laceration (3 to 15 mm) or puncture wound over the dorsal third and fourth metacarpophalangeal joint of the assailant's dominant hand. (lww.com)
  • Human bite mark evidence is often found in violent crimes. (astm.org)


  • Is it Safe to Give Human Medicine to Pets? (drugs.com)