Antibiotic management of animal bites in children during the methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus era

Richard K. Ogden, Erin B. Hedican, Leslie M. Stach, Joshua C. Herigon, Mary Anne Jackson, Jason G. Newland

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Abstract

Children presenting to an emergency department following an animal bite were found to be at risk for infection if they had puncture wounds, crush wounds, or were bitten by a cat. Of the infected wounds that were cultured, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was not isolated as a pathogen.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberpis096
Pages (from-to)379-381
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Animal bite
  • MRSA
  • Pediatrics

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