Pasteurella multocida infection (the most common infection contracted from cat bites) also may be complicated by sepsis. Meningitis, osteomyelitis, tenosynovitis, abscesses, pneumonia, endocarditis, and septic arthritis are additional concerns in bite wounds. When rabies occurs, it is almost uniformly fatal.
For more on the mortality/morbidity associated with animal bites, read here.
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Cite this: Richard H. Sinert. Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Animal Bites? - Medscape - Aug 18, 2015.