Animal Bite complications
Animal Bite

  • Domestic animals, such as dogs and cats, are responsible for the majority of animal bites. While dogs cause more bite injuries, cat bites are more likely to become infected.
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  • Rabies is caused by a virus that affects the central nervous system. Domestic and wild animals are able to transfer the virus to humans via saliva in bites or by scratches. Early symptoms include fever, muscle weakness, tingling, and burning at th...
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  • A bone infection may occur when bacteria or fungi invade the bone, causing many symptoms, including fever, redness, stiffness, and swelling.
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  • A skin abscess, sometimes also known as a boil, is a bump on the skin, usually filled with translucent fluid. These are caused by bacterial infection and are generally harmless.
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  • Endocarditis is inflammation of the inner lining of the heart. Possible symptoms of this condition include pale skin, chills, and night sweats.
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  • A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure usually performed to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. The procedure is sometimes referred to as a spinal tap.
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  • Meningitis is an inflammation of the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord. It may cause headache and fever in teens and adults, irritability in babies, and trouble breathing in young children.
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  • One life-threatening complication of infection is sepsis, which often occurs in people who are elderly or have weak immune systems. Patches of discolored skin is a symptom of severe sepsis.
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  • An abscess of the brain is usually the result of a bacterial or fungal infection. The infection will cause your brain to swell from the collection of pus and dead cells that form, causing severe symptoms.
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  • Bacterial joint inflammation, also known as bacterial or septic arthritis, is a serious and painful infection in a joint. Bacteria can infiltrate your joint and cause rapid onset of cartilage deterioration and bone damage. This can lead to signifi...
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