Human Bites

Human bites are not uncommon, especially in children. Human bites have a higher complication and infection rate than do animal bites. Human bite wounds most often affect the hand and fingers and in some cases may present as "love

Figure 16-11 Algorithm for the evaluation and treatment of diabetic foot infection.

(Modified from Lipsky BA. Medical treatment of diabetic foot infections. Clin Infect Dis 2004;39(suppl 2):S110.

Figure 16-11 Algorithm for the evaluation and treatment of diabetic foot infection.

(Modified from Lipsky BA. Medical treatment of diabetic foot infections. Clin Infect Dis 2004;39(suppl 2):S110.

nips" to the breast and genital areas. Self-inflicted bites often include wounds of the lip and tissues surrounding the nail, such as paronychia. Also included in this are clenched-fist injuries or "fight bites," which result in small lacerations to the knuckles when striking a person in the mouth. Normal human oral flora, rather than skin flora, is the source of most bacteria isolated from human bite wound cultures (viridans streptococci, Eikenella corrodens).

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