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Table 2 Traumatic diagnoses among dog bite victims

From: Pediatric patients with dog bites presenting to US children’s hospitals

Traumatic diagnoses Overall number (%) (N = 68,833)
Skull fracture 493 (0.7)
 Skull vault 82 (0.1)
 Skull base 129 (0.2)
 Facial bones 334 (0.5)
 Other or unspecified 10 (0.0)
 Multiple 0 (0.0)
Fracture of neck and trunk 32 (0.0)
 Vertebral column without spinal cord 9 (0.0)
 Vertebral column with spinal cord 0 (0.0)
 Ribs, sternum, larynx, trachea 22 (0.0)
 Pelvis 3 (0.0)
 Unspecified 0 (0.0)
Fracture of upper limb 389 (0.6)
Fracture of lower limb 51 (0.1)
Dislocation 15 (0.0)
Sprains and strains of joints 63 (0.1)
Intracranial injury 66 (0.1)
Thorax, abdomen and pelvis 61 (0.1)
Open wound of head, neck and trunk 40,801 (59.3)
 Ocular adnexa 4879 (7.1)
 Eyeball 164 (0.2)
 Ear 2999 (4.4)
 Other head 33,877 (49.2)
 Neck 1006 (1.5)
 Chest 545 (0.8)
 Back 521 (0.8)
 Buttocks 666 (1.0)
 Genital organs 343 (0.5)
 Unspecified 1339 (1.9)
Open wound of upper limb 13,796 (20.0)
Open would of lower limb 8218 (11.9)
Injury to blood vessels 60 (0.1)
  1. Some encounters may not have had a traumatic diagnosis captured into a group, and others may have had more than one traumatic diagnosis