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Injuries, envenoming, poisoning, and allergic reactions caused by animals

David A. Warrell

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0902

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Injuries, envenoming, poisoning, and allergic reactions caused by animals

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Attacks by wild and domesticated animals are increasing worldwide. They are best prevented by taking local advice. Injuries usually occur in places remote from medical care and may involve extensive trauma, haemorrhagic shock, and a high risk of bacterial contamination. First aid is resuscitation, control of bleeding and perforating injuries, intravenous fluid replacement, and rapid evacuation to hospital for emergency surgery and treatment of infection....

Chapter.  24780 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Toxicology

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