What are potential complications of animal bite wounds?

Updated: Sep 18, 2018
  • Author: Alisha Perkins Garth, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Answer

Complications of bite wounds may include the following:

  • Wound infection

  • Sepsis

  • Cosmetic deformity

  • Loss of limb

  • Loss of function


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