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February 1982

Pasteurella multocida in Dog Bites

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410 Maple Ave W Vienna, VA 22180

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(2):177. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970380089029

Sir.—In their article "Pasteurella multocida Osteomyelitis Following Dog Bites" in the Journal (1981; 135:625-627), Dr Jarvis and associates state "Pasteurella multocida... has not been reported to be associated with osteomyelitis following a dog bite." I searched the pertinent literature and uncovered four additional cases of P multocida osteomyelitis in patients who were bitten by dogs.1,2 Two of these patients were children aged 3 and 9 years old.2