Demography of cat bite

Author(s): Navin Kumar Devaraj

The exact prevalence of animal bites in Malaysia, especially domestic animal, is largely unknown. Cat bites is a common problem seen due to a large number of cat lover all across Malaysia. Cat possesses very sharp teeth that can lead to deep infections up to the bone. Statistics have shown that animal bites accounts for significant 1-2 % of emergency hospital visits. Therefore, knowledge of the exact prevalence and common pathogens brought upon this animal bites, namely cat bites are important in overall management of this common problem to prevent serious infection.

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