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Isolation of Pasteurella dagmatis from Dog-bite Wounds

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2007 October Volume 10, Issue 2, pages 168-170.

Isolation of Pasteurella dagmatis from Dog-bite Wounds

Sang Sun Hwang1, Soon Deok Park1, Ohgun Kwon1, Young Uh1, Kap Jun Yoon1, Sug-Won Kim2
Departments of 1Laboratory Medicine and 2Plastic Surgery, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea


Pasteurella dagmatis is an oxidase and catalase positive, facultative anaerobic, gram-negative coccobacillus classified as a member of the family Pasteurellaceae. Pasteurella species are commonly colonizing the oropharynx of healthy domestic and wild animals including cats and dogs. These are usually pathogenic to domestic animals, but rarely to human beings. Pasteurella infection of human causes pneumonia, empyema, meningitis, peritonitis, bone and joint infection and septicemia. Recently, we experienced a case of dog-bite wounds from which Pasteurella dagmatis was isolated in a 39-year-old woman. To our knowledge, this is the first report of Pasteurella dagmatis isolated from dog-bite wounds in Korea. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2007;10:168-170)


Pasteurella dagmatis, Dog-bite, Wound