What is the prognosis of Pasteurella multocida infection?

Updated: Nov 07, 2019
  • Author: Sara L Cross, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Soft-tissue P multocida infections carry an excellent prognosis. Deeper wounds, especially hand infections, may be associated with prolonged morbidity.

P multocida pulmonary infections, CNS involvement, bacteremia, and endocarditis carry a mortality rate of approximately 30%. Recent data show that patients presenting without evidence of an animal bite more frequently had respiratory and bloodstream infections and were relatively immunocompromised at baseline. These patients had a worse prognosis than patients with evidence of animal bite on presentation. [2]

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