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1 June 2008 Tegu (Teiu) Bite: Report of Human Injury Caused by a Teiidae Lizard
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Lizards of the Teiidae family are large reptiles measuring up to 2 meters long. If threatened, they can demonstrate aggressive behavior by whipping their tail and occasionally biting. Here, we report a severe injury following a Teiidae lizard bite on the right index finger of a human. There was significant soft tissue damage and an avulsion fracture of the distal phalanx. He was treated with conservative wound care and prophylactic antibiotics. He developed no evidence of secondary infection and underwent delayed skin grafting.

Vidal Haddad Jr., Marcelo R. Duarte, and Domingos Garrone Neto "Tegu (Teiu) Bite: Report of Human Injury Caused by a Teiidae Lizard," Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 19(2), 111-113, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.1580/07-WEME-CR-1172.1
Published: 1 June 2008
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