What is the follow-up care for patients with animal bites?

Updated: Sep 14, 2020
  • Author: Suzanne K Doud Galli, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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  • Patients who are treated and released are advised to return for consultation in the event of local infection or sepsis.

  • Patients treated with suturing require follow-up for removal of sutures and wound care, and some patients may be monitored on an outpatient basis for local wound care.

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