Infections resulting from animal bites

Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1991 Sep;5(3):663-80.


Animal bites are a major public health problem. This article reviews the epidemiology and treatment of animal bites. The epidemiology, clinical presentation, and treatment of infections caused by Pasteurella multocida and Capnocytophaga canimorsus (DF-2) are reviewed in detail.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bites and Stings / complications*
  • Bites and Stings / therapy
  • Capnocytophaga
  • Cats*
  • Dogs*
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / drug therapy
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Pasteurella Infections / drug therapy
  • Pasteurella Infections / etiology*