Cat bite wound infections

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dc.contributor.author Westling, Katarina
dc.contributor.author Farra, Anna
dc.contributor.author Cars, Bjorn
dc.contributor.author Ekblom, Anna Gerber
dc.contributor.author Sandstedt, Karin
dc.contributor.author Settergen, Bo
dc.contributor.author Wretllinf, Bengt
dc.contributor.author Jorup, Christina
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-23T10:20:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-23T10:20:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-05-23
dc.identifier.issn 1532-2742 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10655
dc.description.abstract Objective The rate of infection following cat bites appears to be greater than that from dog bites. To study the clinical picture, complications and microbiology (in humans and cats), this prospective study was performed. Methods A prospective study with patients with clinical symptoms of infection due to cat bites from three emergency wards during two years in Stockholm, Sweden. Aerobic and anaerobic cultures from the wounds were performed as well as cultures from the biting cat's mouth. Clinical data and complications were registered. Results Seventy-nine episodes in 78 patients with infective cat bites were included. Pasteurella multocida was isolated in 70% of the patients; in addition anaerobic pathogens were isolated in 16% concurrently with P. multocida, while Staphylococcus aureus was isolated in only two patients. Pasteurella spp. was also isolated from 80% of the pharynx of the biting cats. The dominating symptoms of infection were erythema, pain and oedema, often emerging as early as 3 h after the bite. Complications such as tendosynovitis, arthritis, abscesses and septicaemia occurred in 18% of the patients. No patient died due to the infection. The majority of the patients received penicillin or amoxicillin as antibiotic treatment. Conclusions P. multocida was the dominating pathogen among patients with infected cat bites and antibiotic treatment should cover P. multocida. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Cat bite wound infections en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a prospective clinical and microbiological study at three emergency wards in Stockholm, Sweden en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200804713 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Infection en_US
dc.journal.volume 53 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 403-407 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2006.01.001 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Westling, K., Farra, A., Cars, B., Ekblom, A. G., Sandstedt, K., Settergren, B., ... & Jorup, C. (2006). Cat bite wound infections: a prospective clinical and microbiological study at three emergency wards in Stockholm, Sweden. Journal of Infection, 53(6), 403-407. en_US
dc.author.email anna.farra@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0163445306000053 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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