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Case Report

Auricle injury due to human bite – A rare case report and review literature



Abstract

Highlights•Traumatic auricular amputation due to human bite is not a common event.•Human bites are as serious as animal bites because they induce a higher incidence of infectious complications.•The traumatic loss of an ear constitutes a great esthetic deformity and considerably affects the patient's psychology.Traumatic auricular amputation due to human bite is not a common event. Bite wounds are always considered to be complex injuries contaminated with unique poly-microbial inoculum. Human bites are as serious as animal bites because they induce a higher incidence of infectious complications. In bite wounds to the face, infectious complications can create more difficulties than the initial tissue damage itself for the task of restoring an esthetic appearance. In this case report a young male patient had ear lobule injury on interpersonal violence and amputation of ear lobule results. Due to delay in presentation and high chances of infection wound healing by secondary intention achieved.


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