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Challenging Question #9

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9) A 10 year-old male is brought to the urgent care clinic by his grandmother. She tells you that her cat bit the boy on the hand approximately 8 hours ago while he was teasing the animal. He just told his grandmother a few minutes ago because his hand started to hurt. The cat is up to date on all immunizations, as is the patient with his as their immunization records showed.

The child is otherwise healthy except for recurrent otitis media and mild season allergies. He is allergic to penicillins as he developed a rash the last time he took the antibiotic. On examination, vital signs are: BP 106/68 mmHg, Temp 99 F, Resp 17/min, Pulse 92/min. The physical exam is remarkable only for a deep pair of puncture wounds to the right thenar eminence, mild surrounding erythema, and localized tenderness to palpation.

After appropriate wound care in the urgent care clinic, what is the best antibiotic regimen for this patient?

A) cephalexin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
B) clindamycin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
C) azithromycin and cephalexin
D) azithromycin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
E) ciprofloxacin and clindamycin

Explanation will be posted soon....
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This looks like pasteurell multocida infection rather than Bartonella hensellae
but I still don't know the answer :(
The answer will be posted once we get some discussion on this post.

Care to give any reasoning for your answer?
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