Which common bacteria cause wound infections from cat 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 cat bite wound infections include the following:

  • Pasteurella species

  • Actinomyces species

  • Propionibacterium species

  • Bacteroides species

  • Fusobacterium species

  • Clostridium species

  • Wolinella species

  • Peptostreptococcus species

  • Staphylococcus species

  • Streptococcus species


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