Wound (cat bite): Pasteurella multocida – Shipped February 2015
A simulated wound swab collected from a 21 year old female patient with an infected cat bite was sent to category A and B laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and report Pasteurella multocida. No susceptibility testing was required for this challenge.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M144-3
- P. multocida is the most frequent species isolated from animal bites overall, and cat bites in particular.
- P. canis is generally isolated from dog bites – isolation of this species is rare in cat bites.