What is it about?
A large number of people are bitten by dogs, co-amoxiclav is an effective antibiotic treatment following a dog bite as it covers the most likely polymicrobial aerobic and anaerobic organisms that infect dog bite wounds (Staphylococci, Streptococci and Pasteurella).
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Why is it important?
Pasteurella is the most infective pathogen in a dog bite so effective antibiotic treatment against it is essential to prevent a metastatic infection.
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This page is a summary of: Use of co-amoxiclav for the treatment of dog bites, Journal of Paramedic Practice, May 2020, Mark Allen Group,
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