Human Bites Topic Guide
Human Bites: Human bites can be either quite serious or relatively harmless. Human bites can be either intentional or accidental. If a human bite breaks the skin of the person bitten, medical care should be sought promptly. Signs of infections in a human bite include increasing pain and tenderness, new redness, increased swelling, fever, red streaks, pus drainage, and swollen glands. Treatment for human bites may include antibiotics or stitches.
Child Abuse Child abuse is defined as a variety of abnormal behaviors directed against children. It can take many forms. Child abuse may be in the form of sexual abuse, pedophilia, physical abuse, child neglect, emotional neglect and abuse, failure to thrive, and Munchausen syndrome by proxy.