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Injuries, envenoming, poisoning, and allergic reactions caused by animals 

Injuries, envenoming, poisoning, and allergic reactions caused by animals

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Injuries, envenoming, poisoning, and allergic reactions caused by animals
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David A. Warrell

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10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0902
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date: 22 August 2017

Attacks by wild and domesticated animals are increasing worldwide. They are best prevented by taking local advice. Injuries usually occur in places remote from medical care and may involve extensive trauma, haemorrhagic shock, and a high risk of bacterial contamination. First aid is resuscitation, control of bleeding and perforating injuries, intravenous fluid replacement, and rapid evacuation to hospital for emergency surgery and treatment of infection....

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