Which common bacteria cause wound infections from large reptile 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 large reptile (crocodiles, alligators) bite wound infections include the following:

  • Aeromonas hydrophila

  • Pseudomonas pseudomallei

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Proteus species

  • Enterococcus species

  • Clostridium species


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