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Introduction
  • Classification
    • Bacteria
      • other Gram-negative
        • zoonotic
          • Pasteurella
            • P. multocida
  • Pathogenesis
    • transmission
      • animal bites
    • reservoir
      • colonizes mouths of cats and dogs and other animals
    • molecular biology
      • endotoxin
      • capsule
      • NOT facultative intracellular (vs. other zoonotic organisms, many of which are)
Diseases
  • Cellulitis or local abscess
    • most common cause of wound infection following  dog or cat bite
    • do not suture wound
      • closed environment promotes growth of organism
  • Osteomyelitis 
Laboratory
  • Small Gram-negative rods
  • Facultative anaerobic
  • Rarely cultured
Treatment
  • Penicillin with clavulanate or doxycycline
    • amoxicillin for cat bites 
 

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