Demographic Profiles of Animal Bite Cases at a Dedicated Anti-Rabies Hospital in Dhaka City of Bangladesh

Authors

  • Md Abdullah Yusuf Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tanzina Jahan Junior Consultant, Department of Pathology, Infectious Disease Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • AFM Arshedi Sattar Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sazzad Bin Shahid Associate Professor, Departmentof Microbiology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Nusrat Sultana Assistant Professor, Department of Virology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • AKM Shamsuzzaman Director& Professor of Microbiology, National Institute of Laboratory Medicine & Referral Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jninb.v6i2.50781

Keywords:

Demographic Profiles; Animal Bites; Compliance; Intradermal Rabies Vaccine; Anti-Rabies Hospital

Abstract

Background: Animal bite management are very crucial part in the post prophylaxis treatment.

Objective: The purpose of the present study was to see the demographic profile of animal bite cases at a dedicated anti-rabies hospital.

Methodology: This retrospective chart review based on secondary data received from animal bite register was conducted in the Department of Microbiology at National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 2014 to December 2015 for a period of two years. All relevant data were noted from the registered record.

Result: A total number of 17688 cases were collected from the register log book of animal bite. The mean age with standard deviation was 24.42±17.22 with the range of 1 to 99 years. The ratio between male and female was 2.33:1. The most common animal bite was dog bite which was 13574(76.7%) cases followed by cat, monkey, fox and weasel bite which were 3667(20.7%) cases, 163(0.9%) cases, 39(0.2%) cases and 22(0.1%) cases respectively. Lower extremity was the most site of bite by the animals which was 12936(73.1%) cases followed by upper extremity, waist, head & neck, face and trunk which were 3592(20.3%) cases, 428(2.4%) cases, 155(0.9%) cases, 116(0.7%) and 114(0.6%) cases respectively. The most common category of bite was category II which was 11800(66.7%) cases.

Conclusion: In conclusion male young adult person bite by dog with category II are the most common victims of animal bites seeking for treatment.

Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, 2020;6(2): 135-139

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2020-12-14

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Yusuf, M. A., Jahan, T., Sattar, A. A., Shahid, S. B., Sultana, N., & Shamsuzzaman, A. (2020). Demographic Profiles of Animal Bite Cases at a Dedicated Anti-Rabies Hospital in Dhaka City of Bangladesh. Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, 6(2), 135–139. https://doi.org/10.3329/jninb.v6i2.50781

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