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Abstract - An abscess due to Pasteurella multocida after a cat scratch: Case report
Yeşim Alpay, Pınar Korkmaz, Figen Çevik, Nevil Aykın

An abscess due to Pasteurella multocida after a cat scratch: Case report

Yeşim Alpay, Figen Çevik, Nevil Aykın, Pınar Korkmaz

Eskişehir Yunus Emre StateHospital, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Eskişehir, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Pasteurella multocida has been isolated from 50% to 70% of healthy cats and most commonly associated with acute skin and soft tissue infections following an animal bite or scratch. As the zone and depth of injury can lead to more serious infections such as deep tissue infections, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis. However, no predictive factor showing which wound would be infected. In our case, patient whom applied with abscess after a cat scratch and P. multocida was found as a causative agent. This situation has caused to review us, once more, that which cases should be taken antibiotic pro­phylaxis in addition to immunoprophylaxis (for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, and anti-tetanus prophylaxis) in the first admission. Antibiotic prophylaxis should be used for 3-5 days in selected cases if they include; moderate to severe crushing injuries especially edematous form, less than 8 hours old, bone or joint penetration, hand wounds, especially emphasizes the importance of hand injuries and deep penetrations. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2014; 4(4): 159-161

Key words: Pasteurella multocida, cat scratch, antibiotic prophylaxis.

Yeşim Alpay, Figen Çevik, Nevil Aykın, Pınar Korkmaz. An abscess due to Pasteurella multocida after a cat scratch: Case reportJ Microbiol Infect Dis 2014; 4(4): 159-161 doi: 10.5799/ahinjs.02.2014.04.0160

 

Volume 04, Number 04 (2014)