Volume 10, Issue 4 (12-2022)                   J. Pediatr. Rev 2022, 10(4): 315-320 | Back to browse issues page


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Shadani S, Ghasemi F, Kamali M, Navaeifar M R, Alikhani A, Alian S, et al . Rabies Virus Infection: A Case Series and Literature Review. J. Pediatr. Rev 2022; 10 (4) :315-320
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1- Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran.
2- Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Center, Communicable Diseases Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
3- Department of Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance Research Center and Communicable Disease Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
4- Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Center, Communicable Diseases Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. , drmsrezaii@yahoo.com
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Background: Rabies is a fatal and often neglected disease leading to encephalomyelitis following a bite by an infected mammal. According to the necessity of rabies disease in Iran, we present four cases of rabies virus infection. 
Case Presentation: We presented 4 cases of rabies virus infection hospitalized in different hospitals in Iran in 2021-2022. Three patients were male. The youngest patient was 6 years old and the oldest was 81 years old. In all 4 cases, RT-PCR detected the positive virus infection. Three cases received rabies immunoglobulin. All of them received at least one dose of rabies vaccination; but, unfortunately, all patients died.
Conclusions: The present case series showed the necessity of early rabies vaccination and also the early organization of stray dogs in the community. Unfortunately, two cases were lost to follow-up. So, the population education and follow-up of suspected rabies patients must be taken seriously by healthcare facilities.
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Type of Study: Case & Review | Subject: Pediatrics
Received: 2022/06/24 | Accepted: 2022/10/24 | Published: 2022/12/19

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