Infection with Pasteurella multocida after a cat scratch

Mamiko Nakagawa, Chika Nagashima, Hirotaka Akita, Akiko Yagami, Kayoko Matsunaga

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We herein report a case of Pasteurella multocida infection in a 50-year-old woman following a cat scratch. One day following a cat scratch, the patient experienced pain and swelling at the site of injury. Upon the culture of pus from abscess, Pasteurella multocida was identified as a causative agent. Following treatment with minocyline (200mg/day), the patient's symptoms improved. Infection with Pasteurella multocida responds well to antibiotics and typically has a good prognosis. In immunocompromised patients, however, greater care must be taken in monitoring treatment and disease progression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-174
Number of pages3
Journalskin research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 04-2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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