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Pasteurella species

Pasteurella species is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, non-motile small Gram-negative bacillus or may appear as coccobacillus.
    • Grows best on 5% sheep blood agar at 37°C.
    • Usually catalase- and oxidase-positive.
  • Pasteurella multocida the most common species causing human infection.
    • Other species include P. multocida subspecies septica, and P. multocida subsp gallicida, P. canis., P. dagmatis, P. pneumotropica, P. aerogenes and P. stomatis.
    • Typing of usually done by serology examining capsular antigens (A-F) although molecular methods are also capable.
  • A common inhabitant of feline > canine oral flora. A frequent cause of illness in rabbits.
  • Often part of polymicrobial aerobic and anaerobic flora of domestic pet bite wound infections.
  • Pasteurella is usually susceptible to penicillins, tetracyclines or chloramphenicol.

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Last updated: April 5, 2019

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Auwaerter, Paul. "Pasteurella Species." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540420/all/Pasteurella_species.
Auwaerter P. Pasteurella species. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540420/all/Pasteurella_species. Accessed April 23, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. (2019). Pasteurella species. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540420/all/Pasteurella_species
Auwaerter P. Pasteurella Species [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540420/all/Pasteurella_species.
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