Management of human and animal bite wound infection: An overview

@article{Brook2009ManagementOH,
  title={Management of human and animal bite wound infection: An overview},
  author={Itzhak Brook},
  journal={Current Infectious Disease Reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={389-395}
}
  • I. Brook
  • Published 18 August 2009
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Infectious Disease Reports
Animal and human bite wounds can lead to serious infections. The organisms recovered generally originate from the biter’s oral cavity and the victim’s skin flora. Anaerobes were isolated from more than two thirds of human and animal bite infections. Streptococcus pyogenes is often recovered in human bites, Pasteurella multocida in animal bites, Eikenella corrodens in animal and human, Capnocytophaga spp, Neisseria weaveri, Weeksella zoohelcum, Neisseria canis, Staphylococcus intermedius… 
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