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Pasteurella multocida

Cat-mediated infections
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What kind of staining is used with P.multocida? What kind of colonies are produced?
bipolar staining;
yellowish colonies with "musty" odor
What is the reservoir for P.multocida?
animals and birds
How does P.multocida infection of man occur?
bite or scratching by infected dog or cat
What virulence factor of P.multocida is anti-phagocytic?
capsule - large polysaccharide
What disease by P.multocida has symptoms which include erythrema, swelling, lymphangitis (inflammation of lymph vessels)/lymphadenitis (inflammation of lymph nodes), fever and pain at bite/ scratch site?
Acute cellulitis
What is acute cellulitis by P.multocida usually associated with?
severe bites
What is the treatment for P.multocida?
penicillin G
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