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Postoperative wound infection with Pasteurella multocida from a pet cat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12712125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We summarize an unusual postoperative wound infection that was caused by Pasteurella multocida from a house cat licking the incision in an obese gynecologic oncology patient. A 48-year-old morbidly obese woman had a wound abscess 6 weeks after hysterectomy and panniculectomy for a International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IA grade 1 endometrial cancer. P multocida was cultured from the abscess and the patient was treated with drainage and intravenous antibiotics. Further history revealed that her house cat had licked the wound. P multocida wound infection is a potential complication for people with dog or cat contact postoperatively. Penicillin G is the antibiotic of choice for treatment.
Mee Lee Chun; Thomas E Buekers; Anil K Sood; Joel I Sorosky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  188     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-24     Completed Date:  2003-05-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1115-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / drug therapy,  surgery
Adenocarcinoma / surgery
Animals, Domestic
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Endometrial Neoplasms / surgery
Escherichia coli Infections / drug therapy,  surgery
Middle Aged
Obesity, Morbid / complications,  surgery
Pasteurella Infections / complications*,  drug therapy,  surgery
Pasteurella multocida*
Surgical Wound Infection / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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