Jaguar Attack on a Child: Case Report and Literature Review.

TitleJaguar Attack on a Child: Case Report and Literature Review.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsIserson KV, Francis AM
JournalWest J Emerg Med
Date Published2015 Mar
ISSN Number1936-9018

<p>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.</p>

Alternate JournalWest J Emerg Med
PubMed ID25834674
PubMed Central IDPMC4380383
Faculty Reference: 
Kenneth V. Iserson, MD, MBA, FACEP