Prophylaxis should be considered even for trivial animal bites

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7091.1413a (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1413
  1. Marina S Morgan, Consultant medical microbiologista
  1. a Pathology Laboratory, Heavitree, Exeter EX2 5AD

    Editor—In their report of a case of purpura fulminans caused by infection with Capnocytophaga canimorsus after a dog bite, D J Mellor and colleagues suggested that Pasteurella spp, Staphylococcus aureus, and anaerobic organisms were susceptible to erythromycin and tetracycline.1 Unfortunately, as few …

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