M174-4

Deep Wound: Pasteurella multocida – Shipped February 13, 2018 –

HISTORY

A simulated deep wound collected from 57 year old male with dog bite was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate, identify and report the presence of Pasteurella multocida.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M174-4

  1. Most bite wound infections are polymicrobial with aerobic and anaerobic pathogens.
  2. Pasteurella species are among the most commonly isolated microbes from dog and cat bites.

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