Access Medicine's Case of the Week: Pathogenic Viruses: Rabies

From Sherris Medical Microbiology

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A 15-year-old boy in San Francisco reaches into a car to pet another family’s dog and is bitten on the finger.

Question 1 of 3:

What is the next course of action?

A - Obtain documentation of the dog’s immunization status

B - Give rabies immune globulin

C - Give rabies immune globulin plus rabies vaccine

D - Give interferon-γ

E - Examine the dog’s brain for rabies antigen

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Julie Grishaw, ACNP

Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Education