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J Pediatr. 2004 Jan;144(1):121-2.

Posttraumatic stress disorder after dog bites in children.

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University Children's Hospital Queen Fabiola, Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract

Of 22 children who were victims of dog bite, 12 had symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder 2 to 9 months after the bite. Violent dog attacks inflicting multiple and/or deep wounds were associated with risk of posttraumatic stress disorder.

PMID:
14722529
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2003.10.024
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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