A common infectious disease question is what organism(s) is associated with different kinds of bites.

Cat Bites: Pasteurella multocida

Dog Bites: Capnocytophaga canimorsus

Human Bites: Eikenella corrodens

REFERENCES

  1. Janda JM, Graves MH, Lindquist D, Probert WS. Diagnosing Capnocytophaga canimorsus Infections. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2006;12(2):340-342. 
  2. Patil PD, Panchabhai TS, Galwankar SC. Managing human bites. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock. 2009;2(3):186-190. doi:10.4103/0974-2700.55331.
  3. Arons MS, Fernando L, Polayes IM. Pasteurella multocida–the major cause of hand infections following domestic animal bites. J Hand Surg Am. 1982 Jan;7(1):47-52.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.