Eyelid laceration sustained in an attack by a rabid desert fox

K. F. Tabbara, O. Al-Omar

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PURPOSE/METHODS: Two patients were bitten on the face by a rabid desert fox and sustained eyelid lacerations. The patients were examined and they received the same prophylactic treatment: human rabies immunoglobulin, intramuscularly and at the laceration site, and rabies human-diploid cell vaccine. RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS: One patient survived; the other died. Eyelid laceration sustained by a bite of a rabid animal is a life-threatening condition; patients should receive prompt rabies prophylaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-652
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume119
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Lacerations
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Rabies
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Bites and Stings
Immunoglobulins
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Eyelid laceration sustained in an attack by a rabid desert fox. / Tabbara, K. F.; Al-Omar, O.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 119, No. 5, 1995, p. 651-652.

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Tabbara, KF & Al-Omar, O 1995, 'Eyelid laceration sustained in an attack by a rabid desert fox', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 119, no. 5, pp. 651-652.
Tabbara, K. F. ; Al-Omar, O. / Eyelid laceration sustained in an attack by a rabid desert fox. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1995 ; Vol. 119, No. 5. pp. 651-652.
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