|Title||Jaguar Attack on a Child: Case Report and Literature Review.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Iserson KV, Francis AM|
|Journal||West J Emerg Med|
|Date Published||2015 Mar|
Jaguar attacks on humans rarely occur in the wild. When they do, they are often fatal. We describe a jaguar attack on a three-year-old girl near her home deep in a remote area of the Guyanese jungle. The patient had a complex but, relatively, rapid transport to a medical treatment facility for her life-threatening injuries. The child, who suffered typical jaguar-inflicted injury patterns and survived, is highlighted. We review jaguar anatomy, environmental status, hunting and killing behaviors, and discuss optimal medical management, given the resource-limited treatment environment of this international emergency medicine case.
|Alternate Journal||West J Emerg Med|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC4380383|
Jaguar Attack on a Child: Case Report and Literature Review.
Kenneth V. Iserson, MD, MBA, FACEP