What should be the focus of clinical history in evaluation for Pasteurella multocida infection?

Updated: Nov 07, 2019
  • Author: Sara L Cross, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A history of animal exposure, whether occupational or recreational, should alert the physician to the possibility of a zoonosis. [28]

A detailed pet history, including exposure to pets owned by friends or strangers, should reveal the possibility of Pasteurella infection. However, cases of Pasteurella infection occur in the total absence of an epidemiological link.


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