Short Takes

May 2014 Issue

When They Went to the ER for Cat Bites

When They Went to the ER for Cat Bites

A three-year retrospective study of people who went to the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minn., with cat bites to their hands found that 30 percent of them required hospitalization. While dog bites can seem dramatic, with torn skin, broken bones and considerable bleeding, their open wounds can often be easier to clean — and heal.

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