Humans are bitten by other humans and animals, especially dogs, quite often. Dog bites are estimated to cause tens of millions of injuries around the world every year. Children are at greater risk of dog bites, especially to the head and/or neck. Head and neck bites in children can cause more severe injury and death. Infection is the most important complication of bite wounds, but dog bite wounds and human bite wounds are treated differently.
Human bites are considered more serious and more likely to become infected than animal bites because the human mouth contains over 50 types of bacteria. One third of hand infections are caused by bite wounds. A bite where the skin is broken is called an occlusion bite. Closed fist injuries, where the