Rabies: Otolaryngologic manifestations

T. W. Holzen, M. R G A Newman Gates, W. L. Meyerhoff

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Rabies is a rare, fatal viral infection, usually transmitted by the bite of an infected animal. Some 30,000 Americans are immunized annually, however, so the public health considerations are common. The development of a new vaccine, grown in human diploid cell culture, is discussed. It appears to have high antigenicity with no serious morbidity. A case of a patient with fatal rabies who had fever, delirium, dysphagia, and cervical and pectoral subcutaneous emphysema is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-749
Number of pages3
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Holzen, T. W., Newman Gates, M. R. G. A., & Meyerhoff, W. L. (1978). Rabies: Otolaryngologic manifestations. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 86(5), 747-749.