July 1981

Pasteurella multocida Osteomyelitis Following Dog Bites

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Jarvis, Snyder, and Baltimore), Clinical Pathology (Mr Banko), and Epidemiology and Public Health (Dr Baltimore), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. Dr Jarvis is now with the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta.

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(7):625-627. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130310031011

• Two cases of Pasteurella multocida osteomyelitis occurred following dog bite injuries. Difficulties exist in diagnosis and treatment. The role of P multocida and other dog mouth flora in the pathogenesis of infectious complications following dog bites is discussed. We urge a flexible antimicrobial approach based on culture results.

(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:625-627)