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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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