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Pasteurella multocida

STRUCTURE AND PHYSIOLOGY

Pasteurella multocida is a Gram-negative, coccobacillus, aerobic bacterium. It is oxidase and catalase positive.

TRANSMISSION AND DISEASE

Pasteurella multocida is the most common cause of soft tissue infections following a bite or scratch from a domestic pet. The bacteria enter the wound at the time of injury and can cause cellulitis or even necrotizing fasciitis. This microorganism is also known to cause cholera in birds and respiratory infections in livestock.

REFERENCES

Hasan J, Hug M. Pasteurella Multocida. [Updated 2021 May 24]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK557629/

Image from: Pillai, T.G., Indu, K., Rajagopal, R. et al. Isolation and Characterization of Pasteurella multocida from Poultry and Deer. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci. 83, 621–625 (2013). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40011-013-0175-9

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