- typically secondary to a cat bite;
- the area involved may become painful and swollen and be accompanied by a secondary lymphadenitis and lymphangitis;
- osteomyelitis is another complication;
- the bacteriologist should be informed about the possibility of this infection, since the organism may resemble a gram negative bacterium
- penicillin is the agent of choice
Pasteurella multocida--the major cause of hand infections following domestic animal bites.