PURPOSE/METHODS: Two patients were bitten on the face by a rabid desert fox and sustained eyelid lacerations. The patients were examined and they received the same prophylactic treatment: human rabies immunoglobulin, intramuscularly and at the laceration site, and rabies human-diploid cell vaccine. RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS: One patient survived; the other died. Eyelid laceration sustained by a bite of a rabid animal is a life-threatening condition; patients should receive prompt rabies prophylaxis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Journal of Ophthalmology|
|State||Published - 1995|
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