A 7-year-old girl was playing yesterday with her next-door neighbor, and they were running around after each other with squirt guns. The neighbor’s little dog must have felt the 7-year-old was threatening the other girl, and the dog bit her on the leg. On examination, she has multiple jagged bites and a painful open wound in the right lower leg. Assign the external cause code for the dog bite.
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