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dc.contributor.authorHaddara, MM
dc.contributor.authorHaberisoni, JB
dc.contributor.authorTrelles, M
dc.contributor.authorGohou, JP
dc.contributor.authorChristella, K
dc.contributor.authorDominguez, L
dc.contributor.authorAli, E
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-19T17:21:03Z
dc.date.available2020-11-19T17:21:03Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-10
dc.date.submitted2020-10-06
dc.identifier.issn2053-8855
dc.identifier.pmid32793365
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/omcr/omaa061
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619764
dc.description.abstractHippopotamus is one of the most-loved animals in Africa, yet it is aggressive and dangerous. The co-existence of humans in close proximity to their natural habitat increases the probability of human injury. Hippopotamus attacks have long been recognized to cause serious injuries, but its magnitude and burden are still unknown. The medical literature is very scarce when it comes to documenting hippopotamus bite injuries and their outcomes. We present a cohort of 11 patients who suffered hippopotamus bite injuries in Burundi. To our knowledge, this is the largest case series reporting on the clinical presentation, injury patterns and surgical outcomes of hippopotamus bites. The results show a high incidence of wound infections, amputations and permanent disability among other complications. Hippopotamus-inflicted injuries should, therefore, be triaged as major trauma rather than just 'mammalian bites'.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.rightsWith thanks to Oxford University Press.en_US
dc.titleHippopotamus bite morbidity: a report of 11 cases from Burundi.en_US
dc.typeOther
dc.identifier.journalOxford Medical Case Reportsen_US
dc.source.journaltitleOxford medical case reports
dc.source.volume2020
dc.source.issue8
dc.source.beginpageomaa061
dc.source.endpage
refterms.dateFOA2020-11-19T17:21:04Z
dc.source.countryEngland


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