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hu·man bite

(hyū'măn bīt)
A wound caused by human teeth; because the human oral cavity harbors multiple pathogens, such wounds must be thoroughly cleaned to prevent serious infection.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

human bite

A laceration or puncture wound caused by the teeth of a human. The aerobic and anaerobic organisms transmitted from the mouth may cause cellulitis, and, occasionally, infections of other soft tissues and bones.

Treatment

The wound should be irrigated thoroughly and may require surgical débridement. A moist dressing should be applied and tetanus prophylaxis administered. A penicillin with a beta-lactamase inhibitor usually provides adequate antibiotic coverage.

See also: bite
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hu·man bite

(hyū'măn bīt)
A wound caused by human teeth; because the human oral cavity harbors multiple pathogens; must be thoroughly cleaned to prevent serious infection.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Goldstein, "Clinical Presentation and Bacteriologic Analysis of Infected Human Bites in Patients Presenting to Emergency Departments," Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol.
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The thousands of bacteria in a colony can use their pili to tug on host cells with considerable total force--about 10,000 piconewtons, which So says is about the force of a human bite. She and her colleagues hypothesized that tugs from pili cause cells to stay alive during an infection.
In particular, human bite wounds average five to nine species of microorganisms, with Streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus being the most common.
DOCTORS at one of Wales's biggest accident and emergency units are seeing a big increase in human bite attacks.
Doctors said he was the third person known to have acquired the bug from a human bite. The case arose from a strange custom practised at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich.
In 1997, CDC published findings from a state health department investigation of an incident that suggested blood-to-blood transmission of HIV by a human bite. There have been other reports in the medical literature in which HIV appeared to have been transmitted by a bite.
Parenteral contact includes piercing mucous membranes or the skin barrier through such events as a needlestick, human bite, cut, or abrasion.
We believe this is the first case of Mondor's disease associated with a human bite.
If it is a puncture wound or if it is dirty or the result of an animal or human bite and you hadn't had a tetanus vaccine booster shot in the last five years, see a doctor because you need to receive a shot of the vaccine.
A human bite mark matching Brizzi's teeth was also discovered on one of the officer's rib.