Eyelid laceration sustained in an attack by a rabid desert fox

K. F. Tabbara, O. Al-Omar

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-652
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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