Infectious Disease Compendium

Bergeyella

Microbiology

A gram negative rod, B. zoohelcum.

Epidemiologic Risks

Dawg bites (PubMed). From old yella' comes Berge yella.

And cat bites.

Present in 90% of dawg mouths but hard to grow in the lab.

Syndromes

Wound infections, occasionally disseminated disease and the odd case report.

Treatment

Penicillin, quinolones, macrolides, tetracyclines and linezolid.

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