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Title: Multiple lesions by vampire bat bites in a patient in Niterói, Brazil - Case report
Authors: Bernardes Filho, Fred
Martins, Gustavo
Luchi, Gustavo Sabaini
Kac, Bernard Kawa
Nery, José Augusto da Costa
Azulay-Abulafia, Luna
Azulay, David Rubem
Affilliation: Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Dermatologia Professor Rubem David Azulay. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
Clínica Privada. Ituiutaba, MG,Brasil.
Instituto Philippe Pinel. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Dermatologia Professor Rubem David Azulay. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil/ Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (LaHan-Fiocruz). Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Dermatologia Professor Rubem David Azulay. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil/ Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Dermatologia Professor Rubem David Azulay. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: Over the last few centuries, the expansion of urbanization brought bats closer to urbanized areas, increasing the risk of accidents by bat bites. The morphology of bat bites can be varied, usually having an elliptical shape, about 0.5 cm along its greatest length, and the characteristic corkscrew bite pattern. The authors present the case of a patient who was repeatedly bitten by vampire bats for two months. A polymerase chain reaction was performed in the cutaneous nerves at the base of the hair follicles which showed negativity towards the rabies virus. The authors highlight the public health importance of this case, and discuss the morphological characteristics of these hematophagous bat bites.
Keywords: Bites and stings
Chiroptera
Rabies
DeCS: Raiva
Quirópteros
Mordeduras e Picadas
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Dewrmatologia
Citation: BERNARDES FILHO, Fred at al. Multiple lesions by vampire bat bites in a patient in Niterói, Brazil - Case report. An Bras Dermatol., v. 89, n.2, p.340–343, mar.-apr. 2014.
DOI: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20142996
ISSN: 0365-0596
Copyright: open access
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