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cat bite

A wound inflicted by the teeth of a cat, typically a puncture wound on the hand or the arm. A cat bite is usually infected with several aerobic and anaerobic organisms, including Pasteurella multocida. Broad-spectrum antibiotics are required. About 20% of the time, the wound does not respond to antibiotic therapy and needs incision and drainage or débridement.
See also: bite
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Current treatment of cat bites to the hand and wrist.
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Sarah said dog and cat bites were very common, but it was important they were seen and treated as soon as possible as those with penetrating joint injury or soft tissue injury could have long-lasting consequences.
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An estimated 30% to 50% of cat bites are complicated by infections, which can occur as early as three hours after injury in approximately 50% of the infection cases.
An estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of cat bites are complicated by infections, which can occur as early as three hours after injury in approximately 50 percent of the infection cases.
It can be passed by the venereal route, from mother to kittens or, most commonly, in blood and saliva from cat bites.