Animal Bites to the Head and Neck Workup

Updated: Oct 24, 2018
  • Author: Suzanne K Doud Galli, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Routine laboratory studies are not mandatory in the workup following an animal bite. However, with the risk of infection or sepsis, a complete blood cell count and cultures may provide useful information for treatment.

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Imaging Studies

Imaging studies are not routinely performed, except for possible fractures. An imaging study may be helpful to identify the presence of a foreign body (eg, a tooth).

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