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Rat Bite in A 55-Days Old Girl Presenting Without Fever: A Case Report | Biomedgrid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.5, No. 4)

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Page : 302-304

Keywords : Rat bite; Fever; Streptobacillus moniliformis; Spirillum minus; Rash; Arthralgia; Poverty; AJBSR;

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We report an unusual age presentation of an infant presenting without fever following a rodent rat-bite. The patient was a 55 days old girl who presented with a history of a rodent rat bite. She had been bitten by a rodent rat on her left cheek as well as on the left nostril, which was caught dead by one of the family members. The patient kept in observation and was given anti-tetanus vaccine before discharge with instructions. On day four of discharge from the emergency room, the patient presented afebrile with mild dehydration. She was admitted for hydration and 24 hours of observation then discharged home. Follow up after 3 weeks from discharge by phone with her mother, that she progressed nicely, the bite wound started to heal, and had an uncomplicated course

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