Note: Consider tetanus status in all patients. Bites
Note: Consider initiating outpatient therapy with a single dose of IV medication listed under inpatient therapy.
A. CAT (OUTPATIENT THERAPY) Notes:
1. Cat bites have a high infection rate (30-50%) and frequently require IV antibiotic therapy. Close follow-up is mandatory.
2. Consider x-ray to rule out broken cat tooth.
1. Amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) 500/125 mg PO tid OR 875/125 mg PO bid [B] OR
2. Cefuroxime axetil (Ceftin) 500 mg PO bid [B]
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