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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. Astigmata
  5. Bacteria
  6. Bacterial infections and mycoses
  7. Bites and stings
  8. Canidae
  9. Canine
  10. Carnivores
  11. Companion
  12. Dermatitis
  13. Diseases
  14. Dog diseases
  15. Dogs
  16. Drugs
  17. Epidemiology
  18. Fleas
  19. Fungi
  20. heartworm
  21. Helminthiasis
  22. Humans
  23. Infections
  24. Insects
  25. Invertebrates
  26. Mammals
  27. Men
  28. Mites
  29. Mycoses
  30. nematodes
  31. Parasites
  32. Parasitic diseases
  33. pathogens
  34. Pesticides and Drugs
  35. Pets and companion animals
  36. Primates
  37. prokaryotes
  38. prophylaxis
  39. Protozoa
  40. roundworm
  41. Salmonella
  42. scabies
  43. sepsis
  44. skin diseases
  45. spiders
  46. tapeworms
  47. therapy
  48. Tick-borne diseases
  49. vertebrates
  50. Wounds and injuries
  51. yeast
  52. Zoonoses