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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
Abstract:   (66 Views)
Introduction: 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 had received at least one dose of rabies vaccination. Unfortunately, all patients died.
Conclusion: 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 health care facilities.
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Type of Study: Case & Review | Subject: Pediatrics
Received: 2022/06/24 | Accepted: 2022/10/24

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