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Pasteurella dagmatis

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A gram-negative nonmotile coccobacillus bacterium associated with various infections in human with chronic lung disease due to casual contact with oral secretions from canine pets.


Pasteurella dagmatis is penicillin sensitive where antibiotic treatment must include beta-lactam. It causes zoonotic infections in human which known to manifest serious disease in immunocompromised individuals including those with cirrhosis.

Pasteurella dagmatis is recently identified species which has been rarely reported as pathogen in humans like septicemia and bacterial peritonitis. It is also chronically colonize and infect sometimes respiratory tracts of human with chronic lung disease as well as causes exacerbation of bronchiectasis symptoms to individual with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to casual contact of canine pet.

Pasteurella dagmatis is usually isolated from the sputum of a poodle owner with chronic bronchiectasis. It is susceptible in antibiotics including doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, amoxicillin, penicillin, gentamicin, levofloxacin, clindamycin and erythromycin.

Scientific Classification:

 Kingdom: Bacteria
 Phylum: Proteobacteria
 Class: Gammaproteobacteria
 Order: Pasteurellales
 Family: Pasteurellaceae
 Genus: Pasteurella
 Species: Pasteurella dagmatis

See also:

• Bacteria

• Bronchiectasis