SOME OTHER BACTERIA


ASSOCIATED WITH DOG AND CAT BITE WOUNDS IN MAN



Pasteurella spp. The most commonly isolated organisms from human wounds caused by cat (up to 75%) or dog (up to 38%) bites. Can cause severe systemic infections in man.

Eikenella corrodens. A Gram-negative capnophilic rod, found in gingival plaque from

around 60% of dogs (and man). An increasingly frequent isolate from dog-bite wounds in man.

Pseudomonas spp, Actinobacillus spp, streptococci, staphylococci, Corynebacterium spp,

and a variety of anaerobes are also commonly isolated from human wounds caused by cat or dog bites.



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