Dog Bites among Off-Road Cyclists: A Report of Two Cases

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Ramin Kordi , *

How to Cite: Kordi R. Dog Bites among Off-Road Cyclists: A Report of Two Cases, Asian J Sports Med. Online ahead of Print ; 3(1):34731. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.34731.

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Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: 3 (1); 60-63
Published Online: February 29, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: October 28, 2011
Accepted: December 28, 2011
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Abstract

Background: As the field of off-road cycling is usually remote areas with limited access to medical care, off-road cyclists are at higher risk of animal attacks and related injuries.

Case presentation: We report two cases of dog attacks in off-road cycling and discuss the basic principles in prevention and management of such incidents. The cyclists received all 5-dose regimen of the rabies vaccine and returned to sport after 6 weeks. During 6-month follow-up period, no complications were observed.

Conclusions: To reduce the probability of dog attacks and its complications, the off-road cyclists should be familiar with some basic principles. They should also be educated about initial on-site management of the related injuries, which may have a great impact on decreasing further complications.

Keywords

Dog Bites Management Off-Road Cycling Recommendation

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