Weeksella zoohelcum

Weeksella zoohelcum

a bacterium producing infections in bites or scratches by dogs or cats.

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.

Week·sel·la zo·o·hel·cum

(wēk-sel'ă zō-ō-hel'kŭm)
A bacterium that produces infections in bites and scratches from dogs and cats.
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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.
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.
Other bacterial organisms isolated from these wounds included Weeksella zoohelcum, Eikenella corrodens, Pasteurella multocida, Staphylococcus aureus, and Corynebacterium spp., coagulase-negative Staphylococci, and unidentified gram-positive cocci and enteric gram-negative rods.