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With man's best friend

By J. M. Collins, B. Lorber, D. Schlossberg

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This chapter focuses on human diseases associated with exposure to dogs. The epidemiology of local infections following dog bites, as well as the initial bite management, antibiotic prophylaxis, antibiotic treatment of infection, and prevention of dog bites are discussed. The life-threatening systemic infections (dog bite septicaemia caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus and infective endocarditis caused by Coxiella burnetii, Brucella canis, Pasteurella multocida and Staphylococcus aureus), the zoonotic infections caused by bacteria (campylobacteriosis, salmonellosis, leptospirosis, brucellosis, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, Q fever, streptococcosis, uropathogenic Escherichia coli), intestinal parasites (cryptosporidiosis, isosporiasis, giardiasis, dirofilariasis, toxocariasis, cutaneous larva migrans, trichuriasis, echinococcosis, dipylidiasis) and fungi (dermatophytes), and the dermatoses induced by canine ectoparasites (canine scabies, cheyletiellosis and fleas) are described. Measures to minimize dog-associated illness and few practical tips for prevention are recommended.

Pages 127-152
ISBN/ISSN 978-1-55581-484-7
Publisher ASM Press
Language English
Author Address Department of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA.
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  1. Animals
  2. Antibiotics
  3. Arthropods
  4. Bacteria
  5. Bacterial infections and mycoses
  6. Bites and stings
  7. Canidae
  8. Canine
  9. Carnivores
  10. Companion
  11. Dermatitis
  12. Diseases
  13. Dog diseases
  14. Dogs
  15. Drugs
  16. Epidemiology
  17. Fleas
  18. Fungi
  19. heartworm
  20. Helminthiasis
  21. Humans
  22. Infections
  23. Insects
  24. Invertebrates
  25. Mammals
  26. Men
  27. Mites
  28. Mycoses
  29. nematodes
  30. Parasites
  31. Parasitic diseases
  32. pathogens
  33. Pesticides and Drugs
  34. Pets and companion animals
  35. Primates
  36. prokaryotes
  37. prophylaxis
  38. Protozoa
  39. roundworm
  40. Salmonella
  41. scabies
  42. sepsis
  43. skin diseases
  44. spiders
  45. tapeworms
  46. therapy
  47. Tick-borne diseases
  48. vertebrates
  49. Wounds and injuries
  50. yeast
  51. Zoonoses