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Pasteurellosis Causes

The bacteria that cause Pasteurellosis is the bacteria Pasteurella multocida.

Pasteurellosis Definition

It is an infection that is caused by a species of the bacteria genus Pasteurella that is found in animals and humans. The bacteria are carried in the mouth and respiratory tract of animals and humans.

Pasteurellosis Diagnosis

Isolation of Pasteurella multocida bacteria is usually done in sterile location such as the blood, pus or CSF.

Pasteurellosis Symptoms and Signs

Common symptoms are cellulites, swelling, redness, tenderness and discharge at the infected site, regional lymphadenopathy, chills, fever, high level of leukocyte and neutrophil.

Pasteurellosis Treatment

High dose of penicillin is the common cure. As an alternative tetracycline and chloramphenicol is used in beta-lactam intolerant patients.

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