Pasteurella multocida

Categorization
Cell Wall: Gram Negative Shape: Rod
Transmission
  • P. multocida primarily infects animals and is thus a zoonotic. Humans are infected following bites or scratches from infected animals, especially cats and dogs.
Clinical Consequences
  • Infection with P. multocida usually manifests as a painful, red, and swollen area of soft tissue containing the antecedent bite or scratch mark. Systemic dissemination is only of concern in extremely ill individuals.
Treatment
  • Penicillin G