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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE (IJAM)

ISSN (O) : 2663 - 046X

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DOI : 10.34300/26630451

ISSN (P) : 2663 - 0451

IC VALUE : 89.03 (2020)

International Journal of Advanced Medicine (IJAM)
Original Research Paper

Treatment And Socio-demographic Profile Of Outdoor Patients Attending Anti-rabies Vaccination Clinic In Aurangabad City

Rahul Rajaram Chopade, Prashant Mohan Moolya, Ravikiran Padmakar Kamate

Abstract :

Background: The present study explores the treatment and socio-demographic profile of animal bite patients in Aurangabad city. for the planning and implementation of an efficient prevention and control programme it is of utmost importance to understand the epidemiology of animal biteObjectives: To assess the treatment pattern and socio-demographic profile of animal bite patients.Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out ion100 patients attending anti-rabies vaccination OPD of Government Medical College, Aurangabad from January 2016 to May 2016. Detailed socio-demographic profile, type of bites including duration, category of exposure, site, wound toilet, treatment, etc was inquired. Results: Overall, 66% were males and 34% were females. In the rural area, most of the people were bitten by a stray dog (42%) followed by wild animals like pigs, and monkeys (16%) as compared with 38% of stray dog bite cases in urban areas. The lower limb was the commonest site of animal bite followed by the upper limb, trunk, and head in both areas. Maximum cases belonged to category III (84%) in rural areas followed by category I (10%). Most of the rural patients (46%) preferred home remedies of treatment i.e. application of oil, salt, red chilies, and turmeric paste applications as compared with 10% of urban patients. Conclusion: Present study revealed that the majority of the patients from rural areas were inflicted upon by stray dogs (54%) and relied more upon home remedies thereby reporting late to government hospitals.

Keywords :

Socio-demographic profile   animal bite   anti-rabies vaccine   wound toile  

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TREATMENT AND SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF OUTDOOR PATIENTS ATTENDING ANTI-RABIES VACCINATION CLINIC IN AURANGABAD CITY, Rahul Rajaram Chopade, Prashant Mohan Moolya, Ravikiran Padmakar Kamate, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-7 | Issue-2 | March-2023

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