Yes, it is a bacteria that cats have in their mouth and it can be deadly.  Red 
lines are what you want to look for.  I had four of them running from my wrist 
(bite area) up past my elbow by the time I got to the ER.
> Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 10:34:04 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
> All the advice u got is got is good BUT if u start seeing red line going up 
> to arm, get to dr right away. Have had many cat bites but one last dec 
> required overnite in hospital for iv antibiotics to avoid sepsis. Something 
> to do w bacteria in cats moiuth.
> Christiane Biagi
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> Jannes Taylor <> wrote:
> >Last night I had Amber in my lap upstairs. I am trying to get her use to 
> >seeing 
> >the other cats and use to the upstairs life. I had the IFA test performed by 
> >another vet and will hear from it next week. I am being optimistic so I 
> >wanted 
> >to get a head start on getting her acclamated. My youngest cat Moses decided 
> >to 
> >suddenly jump in my lap with her and Amber freaked out! In the process of 
> >holding on to her she bit me very hard on my hand. It hurt so bad and still 
> >does. It is red and slightly swollen. My husband thinks I am being paranoid 
> >about it, but I had a friend who almost lost his arm due to infection from a 
> >cat 
> >bite. Should I visit the doctor??
> > Jannes 
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