Which common bacteria cause wound infections from dog bites?

Updated: Sep 18, 2018
  • Author: Alisha Perkins Garth, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Answer

Common bacteria involved in dog bite wound infections include the following:

  • Staphylococcus species

  • Streptococcus species

  • Eikenella species

  • Pasteurella species

  • Proteus species

  • Klebsiella species

  • Haemophilus species

  • Enterobacter species

  • DF-2 or Capnocytophaga canimorsus

  • Bacteroides species

  • Moraxella species

  • Corynebacterium species

  • Neisseria species

  • Fusobacterium species

  • Prevotella species

  • Porphyromonas species


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