Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2021; 19(03): 173-176
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1697923
Case Report

Intracranial Injury after a Dog Attack in a Neonate

Carmen Niño-Taravilla
1  Pediatric Critical Care Service, Niño Jesús University Children's Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
Alberto García-Salido
1  Pediatric Critical Care Service, Niño Jesús University Children's Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
Inés Leoz-Gordillo
1  Pediatric Critical Care Service, Niño Jesús University Children's Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
María Teresa García-Campos
2  Pediatric Neurosurgery Service, Niño Jesús University Children's Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
Trinidad Magdalena Márquez-Pérez
2  Pediatric Neurosurgery Service, Niño Jesús University Children's Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
Isabel Rozas-Gómez
3  Pediatric Radiology Service, Niño Jesús University Children's Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
Ana Serrano-González
1  Pediatric Critical Care Service, Niño Jesús University Children's Hospital, Madrid, Spain
› Institutsangaben
Funding None.

Abstract

Dog bites are a common event, especially in the pediatric population. Common anatomic site of dog bites is the head. Despite this, intracranial injuries due to dog bites are reported anecdotally, especially in neonates. In this article, we reported a 7-day-old female neonate attacked in the head by the family dog. She presented penetrating bilateral intracranial injuries that required urgent surgery and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission. She received rabies and tetanus prophylaxis, wide-spectrum antibiotic, and anticonvulsive prophylaxis. She was hospitalized in PICU for 9 days, developing intracranial hypertension. One year after the dog bite, she showed moderate psychomotor retardation and focal epilepsy.



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Eingereicht: 08. Mai 2019

Angenommen: 14. August 2019

Publikationsdatum:
18. Oktober 2019 (online)

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