How to assess and treat human and animal bites – and when to use antimicrobials
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How to assess and treat human and animal bites – and when to use antimicrobials

Erin Dean Health journalist

Essential information

Human and animal bites are an infection risk and are seen relatively frequently in emergency departments (EDs) and primary care. Dog and human bites are the bites most commonly seen in EDs and can cause significant tissue damage.

Nursing Standard. 36, 5, 59-59. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.5.59.s26

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