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Shark Bite (cont.)
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Injuries from shark bites can be minor or life threatening. Massive tissue loss and large amounts of bleeding most often carry a worse prognosis. Wound infections are also a serious concern. Having survived the attack long enough to reach medical care, however, makes it very likely that continued survival and recovery are possible.
Medically reviewed by Donald Lee, DO; Board Certified Family Practice
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/19/2014
Eric Mowatt-Larssen, MD
Paul Auerbach, MD
George Burgess, MSc
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