Pasturella (P Multocida)

Your Path

  • Pasturella (P multocida)


  • Hands, arms or anyplace that bite occurs


  • Gram negative rod

Risk Factors

  • Lives in mouths of dogs and cats→ assoc w/bites


  • Acute pain, redness, swelling, pain w/movement of fingers if tenosynovitis

Physical Exam Findings

  • Puncture wounds, redness, warmth, fluctuance if abscess
  • Persistent pain and drainage w/deeper infection of soft tissue or bone
  • Streaky erythema w/lymphangitis