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