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Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008

Dispatch

Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis, Marseille, France, 1994–2005

Philippe Gautret, Georges Soula, Hamadou Adamou, Marie-José Soavi, Jean Delmont, Yolande Rotivel, Philippe Parola, and Philippe BrouquiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Hôpital Nord, Assistance Publique– Hôpitaux de Marseille, Marseille, France (P. Gautret, G. Soula, M.-J. Soavi J. Delmont, P. Parola, P. Brouqui); Centre de Formation et Recherche en Médecine et Santé Tropicales, Marseille (G. Soula, J. Delmont); Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (Y. Rotivel); Centre Hospitalier des Armées, Niamey, République du Niger (H. Adamou);

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Table 2

Treatment for injured patients seeking care for rabies postexposure prophylaxis, by animal rabies status, Marseille, France, 1994–2005*

Patient receipt of PEP* Animal status
1994–2000, no. (%)
2001–2005, no. (%)
Unknown† Rabid‡ Not rabid§ Unknown† Rabid‡ Not rabid§
Total 1,916 (61.5) 21 (0.6) 1,185 (37.9) 911 (73.2) 5 (0.4) 329 (26.4)
Unknown 0 0 0 4 (0.5) 0 0
None 761 (39.7) 1 (4.8) 1,048 (88.4) 34 (3.7) 0 158 (48.0)
Treatment completed 1,000 (52.2) 20 (95.2) 19 (1.6) 811 (89.0) 5 (100) 45 (13.7)
Treatment stopped 42 (2.2) 0 117 (9.9) 3 (0.3) 0 126 (38.3)
Lost to follow-up 113 (5.9) 0 1 (0.1) 59 (6.5) 0 0
RIG 2 (0.2) 20 (95.2) 1 (0.1) 29 (3.2) 0 14 (4.3)

*PEP, postexposure prophylaxis; RIG, rabies immunoglobulin (% as proportion of treatments including rabies PEP). 1994–2000, n = 3,122; 2001–2005,
n = 1,245.
†Animal not available for observation by a veterinarian (including cases where animal was available for observation by its owner).
‡Animal proven to be rabid by laboratory testing or considered rabid upon clinical criteria.
§Animal proven to be not rabid by laboratory testing or after 2 weeks of observation by a veterinarian.

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