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Videos of Aerophobia and Hydrophobia in a suspected Rabies case




Hydrophobia and aerophobia are pathognomonic for rabies and occur in 50% of patients. Attempting to drink or having air blown in the face produces severe laryngeal or diaphragmatic spasms and a sensation of choking. This may be related to a violent response of the airway irritant mechanisms. Even the suggestion of drinking may induce hydrophobic spasm.

Hydrophobia Video at http://www.doctorshangout.com/video/hydrophobia-in-a-suspected

Aerophobia Video at http://www.doctorshangout.com/video/aerophobia-in-a-rabies

How many of you have seen a Rabies case? What are your experiences?

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