Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ZANDY | 2012/11/08

Q.

HUMAN BITE

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A CHILD TO BE INFECTED WITH HIV BY A BITE FROM AN INFECTED CHILD

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Very much so. Human bites can rapidly become infected.About 15 to 20% of human bites become infected.Many kinds of bacterial and virus infections can be carried and caused by human bites. The bite wound should be very carefully cleaned. If it is an obvious bite wound it is best examined then cleaned and dressed at a paediatric emergency unit.

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