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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 12 ( 2017 ) > List of Articles
Himmatrao Bawaskar, Pramodini H. Bawaskar, Parag H. Bawaskar
Keywords : Elapid venom, GABA, glycoprotein, NMDA, rabies
Citation Information : Bawaskar H, Bawaskar PH, Bawaskar PH. Rabies: A novel clinical presentation. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (12):872-874.
License: CC BY-ND 3.0
Published Online: 01-12-2017
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Rabies is a fatal disease. Saliva of a rabid dog is a rich source of rabies virus. We report a patient who suffered of rabies, who was infected by abrasion caused by the nails of a rabid dog. Dogs often lick their nails and thereby transfer the rabies virus-contaminated saliva to their claws. Despite treatment in our Intensive Care Unit and application of various pharmacological antidotes, we were unable to prevent the fatal outcome.
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