South African Family Practice

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Dog Bite – A Rare Cause Of Oesophageal Injury

M Arif


Though rabies has been successfully controlled in some provinces, dog bite is a common problem encountered in the Accident and Emergency (A & E) departments of South Africa. In our experience, dog bites are usually from police dog units or a neighbour's dog. Oesophageal injury is very lethal if not treated early. Morbidity & mortality are directly related to the time that elapses from the time of injury and a comprehensive knowledge about bite wounds management is essential.

For full text, click here:SA Fam Pract 200648(5):54-55
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