Bite wounds: Infection Rx

Bite wounds: Infection Rx


Infectious Disease consultation recommended for established infection

Surgical specialist consultation as appropriate for debridement


Cultures (preferably tissue) must be sent to guide treatment of these microbiologically complex infections

Duration of Therapy

5-10 days tailored to clinical response

Longer duration for bacteremia or infection of bone/joint/tendon sheath - discuss with Infectious Disease

Severe beta-lactam allergy