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  • Print publication year: 2015
  • Online publication date: April 2015

23 - Animal and human bites

from Part IV - Clinical syndromes: skin and lymph nodes
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nonfatal dog-bite injuries treated in emergency departments-United States-2001. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2003;52:605–610.
Goldstein, EJC. Bite wounds and infection. Clin Infect Dis. 1992;14:633–638.
Goldstein, EJ. New horizons in the bacteriology, antimicrobial susceptibility, and therapy of animal bite wounds. J Med Microbiol. 1998;47:95–97.
Goldstein, EJC, Citron, DM, Merriam, CV, et al. Comparative in vitro activity of ertapenem and 11 other antimicrobial agents against aerobic and anaerobic pathogens isolated from skin and soft tissue animal and human bite wound infections. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2001;48:641–651.
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Talan, DA, Abrahamian, FM, Moran, GJ, et al. Clinical presentation and bacteriologic analysis of infected human bites in patients presenting to emergency departments. Clin Infect Dis. 2003;37:1481–1489.
Talan, DA, Citron, DM, Abrahamian, FM, et al. Bacteriologic analysis of infected dog and cat bites. N Engl J Med. 1999;340:85–92.