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Animal Bite complications
Animal Bite

Complications could include:

  • Rabies is caused by a virus that affects the central nervous system. It can be transmitted by bites and scratches from an infected animal, often a dog.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Domestic animals, like dogs and cats, are responsible for the majority of animal bites. Read more about types of bites, symptoms, and treatments.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Endocarditis, also known as infective endocarditis, is a condition in which your heart's inner lining is inflamed. Learn about causes and symptoms.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A bone infection may occur when bacteria or fungi invade the bone, causing many symptoms, including fever, redness, stiffness, and swelling.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bacterial joint inflammation is a serious and painful infection in a joint.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn about the lumbar puncture procedure and its risks.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
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