Thailand has a large domestic and stray dog population and Buddhist cultural beliefs encourage feeding and protection of stray animals.
Dog bites are common injuries encountered in emergency rooms throughout the country.
A prospective study of such bites seen at a teaching hospital in Bangkok revealed that: (1) dog bites represent 5.3% of injuries seen in the emergency room; (2) the majority occur on the street, are inflicated by stray dogs and are interpreted by the victim as unprovoked.
Children and teenagers account for 55% of the victims.
The lower extremities (54%) and upper extremities (20%) were the most common sites for bites. 9% of patients were bitten on the face or head.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morsure, Chien, Thaïlande, Rage, Facteur risque, Etude statistique, Epidémiologie, Aspect culturel, Homme, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Asie, Virose, Infection
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bite, Dog, Thailand, Rabies, Risk factor, Statistical study, Epidemiology, Cultural aspect, Human, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Asia, Viral disease, Infection
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