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Prophylaxis against rabies in children exposed to bats. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2005 Dec;24(12):1109-10

Date

12/24/2005

Pubmed ID

16371876

DOI

10.1097/01.inf.0000191443.48828.79

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-29444446825   4 Citations

Abstract

Rabies has become a disease of increasing concern. One reason is that bat variant rabies is a more common cause of human disease, with 1-2 deaths per year in the United States. Bat bites are much more difficult to document than bites from larger animals. Deaths from rabies encephalitis have remained undiagnosed until postmortem examination. Prophylaxis includes a series of 5 vaccinations during 28 days. Vaccine efficacy has been documented, even in young children.

Author List

Willoughby RE Jr, Hammarin AL

Author

Rodney E. Willoughby MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Animals
Antibodies, Viral
Bites and Stings
Child
Child, Preschool
Chiroptera
Humans
Infant
Male
Rabies
Rabies Vaccines
Rabies virus
Vaccination
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