Pasteurella multocida-infected expanded polytetrafluoroethylene hemodialysis access graft

Joseph R. Schneider*, G. Wesley White, Ernest F. Dejesus

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Infections are among the risks related to prosthetic hemodialysis access grafts. However, dialysis access graft infections caused by Pasteurella multocida have not been reported previously. We report a case of a P. multocida-infected nonfunctioning expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft in the forearm after a cat bite. At surgery, the graft was completely unincorporated and was completely excised. Operative culture results were positive for P. multocida, a common oral flora found in cats and dogs. The patient was treated with intravenous ceftriaxone, and the wounds healed with local care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1128.e15-1128.e17
JournalAnnals of vascular surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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