Skin

14 February 2012

TV anchor gets 70 stitches after dog bite

A Denver morning television anchor who was bitten in the face by a 39-kilogramme dog during a live broadcast says she needed 70 stitches in her lips and nose.

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A Denver morning television anchor who was bitten in the face by a 39-kilogramme dog during a live broadcast says she needed 70 stitches in her lips and nose.

Kyle Dyer of KUSA-TV wrote on her Facebook page over the weekend that she can't talk because her mouth is stitched shut to let a skin graft take and so blood can circulate in her lips again. The Facebook post says she expects another procedure in the next few weeks.

Dyer was injured while doing an on-air segment with the dog's owner and a fire-fighter who had rescued the Argentine Mastiff from an icy pond in suburban Lakewood the day before.

She was petting the dog's head seconds before it bit her.

(Sapa/AP, February 2012) 

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Dr Suretha Kannenberg holds a degree in Medicine and a Masters in Dermatology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is employed as a consultant dermatologist by Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, where she is involved in clinical duties and the training of medical students and dermatology residents. Her areas of interest and research include vitiligo, eczema and acne. She also performs limited private practice work in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town in general and cosmetic dermatology.

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