The therapy of genital trauma by dog bite

J. F. Donovan, W. E. Kaplan

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Genital trauma by dog bite rarely is reported. We present 2 cases of dog bite to the external genitalia involving male infants. Rabies precautions, tetanus prophylaxis and antimicrobial therapy are reviewed. Both children required surgical debridement and split thickness skin grafts for repair. Since pediatric genital trauma may be the result of negligence or even deliberate abuse, a thorough investigation of the child's environment is mandatory in such situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1163-1165
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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