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Asian J Sports Med. 2012 Mar;3(1):60-3.

Dog Bites among Off-Road Cyclists: A Report of Two Cases.

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Sports Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

As the field of off-road cycling is usually remote areas with limited access to medical care, off-road cyclists are at higher risk of animal attacks and related injuries.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We report two cases of dog attacks in off-road cycling and discuss the basic principles in prevention and management of such incidents. The cyclists received all 5-dose regimen of the rabies vaccine and returned to sport after 6 weeks. During 6-month follow-up period, no complications were observed.

CONCLUSIONS:

To reduce the probability of dog attacks and its complications, the off-road cyclists should be familiar with some basic principles. They should also be educated about initial on-site management of the related injuries, which may have a great impact on decreasing further complications.

KEYWORDS:

Bites; Dog; Management; Off-Road Cycling; Recommendation

PMID:
22461967
PMCID:
PMC3307968
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