Case Report

Case Report of a Newborn Injured By Human Bite


  • Emel Ataoğlu
  • Nilgün Selçuk Duru
  • Murat Elevli
  • Onur Vermezoğlu

Received Date: 22.08.2014 Accepted Date: 24.09.2014 Med Bull Haseki 2015;53(1):104-106

Bite is a type of wound received from the teeth of an animal, including humans. Human bites are third leading cause of all bites after dog and cat bites. Human bites are severe wounds due to the risk of contamination with mix oral flora and rapid tissue destruction. Bite wounds created by humans are seen in variety of circumstances including aggression, rape, murder, and child abuse. Oral cavity contains beta-hemolytic streptococci, anaerobes and other microorganisms. There have been reported cases of septicemia, severe necrotizing fasciitis, HIV infection, and death caused by human bites. Early reporting and treatment of bite wounds decrease the number and severity of wound infection. Here, we present the case of human bite in a nine-day-old girl and discuss the treatment approaches in the light of the relevant literature.

Keywords: Human bite, facial injury, newborn

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