M154-5

Blood: Pasteurella multocida  – Shipped 15 February 2016

HISTORY

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

  1. Most Pasteurella infections are caused by cat scratches, or dog or cat bites, or licks.
  2. For the clinical consideration of Pasteurella infections, it is important to take a detailed patient history about animal exposure.

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