Bite infections can contain a mixture of anaerobes and aerobes from the patient’s skin and the animal’s oral cavity, including species of Pasteurella, Streptococcus, Fusobacterium, and Capnocytophaga. Domestic dog bite wounds can produce substantial morbidity, and often require specialized care techniques and specific antibiotic therapy. Bite wounds can be complicated by disseminated infections, and particularly those caused by Pasteurella multocida can lead to septic shock, meningitis, endocarditis, and other severe sequelae (
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- Velez A.P.
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- Gompf S.
Bite-related and septic syndromes caused by cats and dogs.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2009; 9: 439-447
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