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A letter carrier is severely bitten by a pit bull guarding a junkyard...

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asked Feb 12, 2014 in Medicine by Rajesh Bahara

A letter carrier is severely bitten by a pit bull guarding a junkyard. The wound is cleansed, and the letter carrier receives a booster injection of tetanus toxoid and an injection of penicillin G. Several days later, the wound is inflamed and purulent. The exudate is cultured on blood agar and yields gram-negative rods. Antibiotic sensitivity tests are pending. The most likely agent to be isolated is

(A) Bartonella henselae

(B) Brucella canis

(C) Clostridium tetani

(D) Pasteurella multocida

(E) Toxocara canis

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(D) Pasteurella multocida

answered Feb 12, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara

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