Volume 23, Number 153 (3-2017)                   RJMS 2017, 23(153): 13-18 | Back to browse issues page


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Azizi H, Hagiri L, Abbasi F, Alizadeh S. Rabies death by the marten bites: A case report. RJMS. 2017; 23 (153) :13-18
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4033-en.html

MSc MSc of Epidemiology, Department of Control and Prevention of Disease
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Background: Rabies is anacute viraldisease ofthe central nervous systemand themortality rateis veryhighand one hundredpercent.Rabies transmitted to-human through the bite of a rabid animal, especially canine and feline. Annual, 40 to 70 million deaths occur worldwide from rabies. Rabiesincubation periodwas reported of 5 days toayearand an average of 3-1months. The aim of this study was reported a rare case of rabies death by the marten bites.

Report of Case: patient's was a46-year-old with symptom such as headache, fever, pharyngitis and tingling and burning refer to doctor. History of animal bite (bites probable marten) about 50 days ago, doctor was suspected rabies. The clinical symptoms of rabies appeared in patients after hospitalization, then patient getting loss of consciousness, trismus, hydrophobia, photophobia, increased salivation andmuscle paralysis. Biopsies taken after the patient's death was confirmed rabies by Institute Pasteur. Eventually, after 6 days hospitalization patient was death.

Conclusion: Usually, rabies progresses during the 14-7 days. After theonset of symptoms, injection of vaccine and serum cannot prevent for rabies. Therefore any animal bites consider the suspected rabies and injected vaccine.

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Infectious Disease

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