Posttraumatic stress disorder after dog bites in children

J Pediatr. 2004 Jan;144(1):121-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2003.10.024.


Of 22 children who were victims of dog bite, 12 had symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder 2 to 9 months after the bite. Violent dog attacks inflicting multiple and/or deep wounds were associated with risk of posttraumatic stress disorder.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Animals
  • Bites and Stings / psychology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dogs*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / etiology*