MULTIPLE HUMAN BITES IN A TODDLER

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Published: 2015-07-23

Page: 102-105


A. I. ODIKE

Departments of Paediatrics, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

M. A. C. ODIKE *

Departments of Pathology, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

K. ADEDEJI

Departments of Paediatrics, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

K. DOHERTY

Departments of Paediatrics, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Nigeria

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

We report a 23-month old male child who sustained multiple adult human bites in the back, under unclear circumstances. We discuss the dangers, complications and management of human bites, and highlight the possibility of an unusual form of child abuse emanating from harmful traditional ritual practices, in this case, multiple adult human bites.

Keywords: Human bite, child abuse, ritual


How to Cite

ODIKE, A. I., ODIKE, M. A. C., ADEDEJI, K., & DOHERTY, K. (2015). MULTIPLE HUMAN BITES IN A TODDLER. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5(2), 102–105. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JIRMEPS/article/view/1399

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