Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 382-386

Hand injuries in a human caused by a South American porcupine (ouriço-cacheiro)

Haddad Júnior, VVieira, R. BCortes, C. R

Human injuries caused by South American porcupines (in Portuguese, ouriço-cacheiro) are rare. This study reports severe hand injuries provoked by the body spines of the animal in a human and discusses the circumstances involved in the accident, with emphasis on environmental factors.(AU)

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