Author(s): Donovan JF, Kaplan WE
Genital trauma by dog bite rarely is reported. We present 2 cases of dog bite to the external genitalia involving male infants. Rabies precautions, tetanus prophylaxis and antimicrobial therapy are reviewed. Both children required surgical debridement and split thickness skin grafts for repair. Since pediatric genital trauma may be the result of negligence or even deliberate abuse, a thorough investigation of the child's environment is mandatory in such situations.