Normal oral flora in black bears: guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis following bear attacks

T. Floyd, A. M. Manville, S. P. French

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    Abstract

    Injuries sustained from bear attacks are often severe or fatal. Victims may require hospitalization and/or surgical debridement. Occasionally, serial debridements and reconstructive surgery are necessary. This study identifies aerobic oral flora in black bears (Ursus americanus) and provides guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis of these wounds.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)47-49
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Wilderness Medicine
    Volume1
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1990

    Keywords

    • antimicrobials
    • attacks
    • bears
    • black bears
    • oral flora
    • pathogens
    • prophylaxis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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