Bergeyella zoohelcum

Bergeyella zoohelcum

A rod-shaped, aerobic, gram-negative, non-motile and non-saccharolytic bacterium, and zoonotic pathogen.

Epidemiology
Isolated from the upper respiratory tract of dogs, cats and other mammals, and transmitted by animal parts, less commonly by food.
 
Clinical findings
Cellulitis, leg abscess, tenosynovitis, septicemia, pneumonia, meningitis.
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* Bergeyella zoohelcum (formerly known as Weeksella zoohelcum) is an uncommon zoonotic pathogen that causes acute cellulitis from dog and cat bites.
* Bergeyella zoohelcum are gram-negative, short, straight, nonendospore forming, aerobic rods.
Bacteria found in bite wounds include Pasteurella spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mitis, Moraxella spp., Corynebacterium spp., Neisseria spp., Bergeyella zoohelcum (formerly known as Weeksella zoohelcum), Capnocytophaga canimorsus and Capnocytophaga cynodegm, Fusobacterium spp., Bacteroides spp., Porphyromonas spp., and Prevotella spp.