Pasteurella multocida infection
Pasteurella multocida should be suspected rather than the typical causative agents of cellulitis when there is a history of an antecedent animal bite. Often, there will be evidence of the bite, such as a laceration or abrasion, which occurs most often on the upper extremities. Although uncommon, contact with animal saliva through licks has also been reported to be associated with infection.
A28.0 – Pasteurellosis
197718007 – Infection caused by Pasteurella multocida
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