What is the prognosis of animal bites?

Updated: Oct 24, 2018
  • Author: Suzanne K Doud Galli, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Answer

See the list below:

  • Animal bites lead to few fatalities, and most bites are not treated.

  • Even in complicated cases with extensive tissue loss or infection, the prognosis is generally excellent.


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