Categories: Infectious Diseases

Animal Bites: Pasteurella, Capnocytophaga, Eikenella

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.
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