Which procedures are performed in the workup of Pasteurella multocida infection?

Updated: Nov 07, 2019
  • Author: Sara L Cross, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Deep soft-tissue P multocida infections require debridement at times. Intraoperative cultures should be taken at time of surgery.

Lumbar puncture should be performed if meningitis is suspected.

Arthrocentesis should be performed if septic arthritis is suspected.

Abdominal paracentesis is required in patients with ascites to assess the possibility of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, especially in those with significant clinical liver disease with a history of pet exposure.

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