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Document ID (ISN)68613
CIS number 97-660
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Escande F., Bailly A., Bone S., Lemozy J.
Title Actinobacillus suis infection after a pig bite
Bibliographic information 28 Sep. 1996, Vol.348, No.9031, p.888. 5 ref.
Abstract A brief case report is presented of a farmer with a purulent discharge from a knee wound following a pig bite. Bacteriological testing identified the microorganism causing the infection as Actinobacillus suis, a strain rarely isolated from humans. The importance of obtaining swabs to identify the microorganism in severe infections is stressed.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; infectious diseases; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) bacteria; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Livestock rearing
Bacterial and parasitic diseases