Blood: Pasteurella multocida – Shipped 15 February 2016
A simulated blood culture collected from a 5 year old female patient with fever and a pet cat was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate, identify, and report Pasteurella multocida. Susceptibility testing was not required in this challenge.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M154-5
- Most Pasteurella infections are caused by cat scratches, or dog or cat bites, or licks.
- For the clinical consideration of Pasteurella infections, it is important to take a detailed patient history about animal exposure.