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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 12 ( 2017 ) > List of Articles


Rabies: A novel clinical presentation

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.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_245_13

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


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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