oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A case of rabies in a child

Volume 12, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case of rabies in a four-year-old child following a superficial bite by a dog is descriptionbed. The high risk of facial injuries and the susceptibility of young children to the disease are confirmed. The importance of direct questioning about animal bites in unusual acute neurological syndromes is stressed. Specific prophylactic measures and their indications are discussed.

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