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

  • Bacteroides species

  • Fusobacterium species

  • Eikenella corrodens

  • Streptococcus species

  • Enterococcus species

  • Staphylococcus species

  • Enterobacteriaceae

  • Simian herpes virus


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