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What is danger of cat bites?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Infection
One of the most common bugs is pasteurella multocida.
If the infection were to develop within hours of the bite, it is likely this bug, part of the feline normal mouth bacterial flora.

In brief: Infection
One of the most common bugs is pasteurella multocida.
If the infection were to develop within hours of the bite, it is likely this bug, part of the feline normal mouth bacterial flora.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Infection
Cat bites have an extremely high risk of causing infection (about 95%).
The bacteria in cat's teeth, combined with the sharp small teeth, tend to cause inoculation of the bacteria which humans tend to not be able to fight off. Antibiotics are normally warranted.

In brief: Infection
Cat bites have an extremely high risk of causing infection (about 95%).
The bacteria in cat's teeth, combined with the sharp small teeth, tend to cause inoculation of the bacteria which humans tend to not be able to fight off. Antibiotics are normally warranted.
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Dr. Kristi Kohl
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In brief: INFECTION
Cat bites can cause a puncture-type wound; maybe deeper than a dog.
There can also be unusual infecting bacteria, like Pasteurella and Bartonella, in addition to Staph and Strep.

In brief: INFECTION
Cat bites can cause a puncture-type wound; maybe deeper than a dog.
There can also be unusual infecting bacteria, like Pasteurella and Bartonella, in addition to Staph and Strep.
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: The most frequent
Infection from cat bites is pasteurella multocida.
Other infections that people can get from cats by a variety of transmission routes include: cat scratch disease, campylobacter, ringworm, roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm, rabies, fleas (very temporarily), toxoplasmosis, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis, salmonellosis ; pasteurella multocida.

In brief: The most frequent
Infection from cat bites is pasteurella multocida.
Other infections that people can get from cats by a variety of transmission routes include: cat scratch disease, campylobacter, ringworm, roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm, rabies, fleas (very temporarily), toxoplasmosis, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis, salmonellosis ; pasteurella multocida.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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