wound infection transmitted by a pet dog.

Authors:
Sofia Maraki
Sofia Maraki
University Hospital of Heraklion
Greece
Grigoris Kastanis
Grigoris Kastanis
University Hospital of Heraklion
Iraklio | Greece
Dimitra Stafylaki
Dimitra Stafylaki
University Hospital of Heraklion
Effie Scoulica
Effie Scoulica
Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Molecular Microbiology

Germs 2018 Dec 3;8(4):214-217. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

PhD, Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Crete, 70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Introduction: Human pasteurellosis is a severe human infection that accounts for 20-30 human deaths annually worldwide. Mucous secretions derived from pets comprise the primary source of infection, which are transmitted through animal scratches or bites.

Case Report: We describe a case of wound infection in an immunocompetent adult with a decubitus ulcer of the lower extremity. The organism was also isolated from an oral swab of the patient's dog with which he reported close contact. The patient had a favorable outcome following aggressive surgical debridement, antimicrobial treatment and subsequent wound care.

Conclusion: Our case illustrates that licking of open wound is an alternative source of infections by , and emphasizes the need for avoidance of wound contact with animals.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18683/germs.2018.1149DOI Listing
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