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Nail scratch by a rat. Why? What symptoms to expect?

sir, my wife had nail scratches by a rat three days back. she washed the scratches immediately with detol . Now she has fever , body pain, cold& head ache. are these due to rat scratches/ symptoms of normal fever? No treatment was taken for the rat scratches. I am making the query from punjab, india. my email is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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Hi..anil.. if the rat had only scratched , then not to worry,
but rat bite must be treated.. the patient need to be clinically examined, and
evaluated and then treated...consult a physician...

Take care..
Answered: Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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