Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2018 | Month : June | Volume : 12 | Issue : 6 | Page : RR01 - RR02

Camel Bite Injuries in North-Western Nigeria

Joseph Olorunsogo Mejabi, Oni Nasiru Salawu, Taofeek Adeyemi, Chikwendu Nwosu, Elkanah Ayodele Orimolade

1. Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi, Nigeria. 2. Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Kebbi, Nigeria. 3. Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi, Nigeria. 4. Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi, Nigeria. 5. Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals, Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria.

Correspondence Address :
Joseph Olorunsogo Mejabi,
P.M.B. 1126, Badariya, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi, Nigeria.
E-mail: mejabjos@gmail.com

Abstract

Camel bites are unusual type of injuries that are scarcely reported in the literature. It results in injuries that can be life threatening or limb threatening. Male camels are commonly implicated, during the rutting season. This article is a case series of six cases: all were males and camel rearers. Their injuries included open fractures of the upper limbs (Gustillo and Anderson IIIB and IIIC). Three patients underwent debridement with external fixation; one required amputation and the remaining two signed against medical advice. Out of the three that had external fixation, one died from generalised tetanus that had developed before presentation, the remaining two had non-union, requiring second procedure. Camel bite injuries are severe injuries and late presentation worsens the outcome of treatment.

Keywords

Domestic animals, Limb threatening, Rutting season

How to cite this article :

Joseph Olorunsogo Mejabi, Oni Nasiru Salawu, Taofeek Adeyemi, Chikwendu Nwosu, Elkanah Ayodele Orimolade. CAMEL BITE INJURIES IN NORTH-WESTERN NIGERIA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 June [cited: 2018 Jun 23 ]; 12:RR01-RR02. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2018&month=June&volume=12&issue=6&page=RR01-RR02&id=11574

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/31480.11574

Date of Submission: Sep 07, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Nov 04, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Dec 09, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2018

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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