M144-3

Wound (cat bite): Pasteurella multocida  – Shipped February 2015

HISTORY

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

  1. P. multocida is the most frequent species isolated from animal bites overall, and cat bites in particular.
  2. P. canis is generally isolated from dog bites – isolation of this species is rare in cat bites.

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