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oa South African Family Practice - Dog bite - a rare cause of Oesophageal injury : case report

 

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Extracted from text ... 5 SA Fam Pract 2006:48(5) Case Report Bite - A Rare Cause Of Oesophageal Injury Arif M, MBBS (Dhaka), FRCS (Irel), FCS (SA) Stanger Regional Hospital Correspondence: M Arif, E-mail: drmarif@xsinet.co.za (SA Fam Pract 2006;48(5): 54-55) Introduction Though rabies has been successfully controlled in some provinces, dog bite is a common problem encountered in the Accident and Emergency (A & E) departments of South Africa. In our experience, dog bites are usually from police dog units or a neighbour's dog. Oesophageal injury is very lethal if not treated early. Morbidity & mortality are directly related to the time that elapses ..

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2006-06-01
2016-12-07
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