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Rapidly progressive and lethal septicemia due to infection with Pasteurella multocida in an infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19412752     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of rapidly progressive pneumonia and meningoencephalitis in a 2-month-old breastfed infant. Culture of cerebrospinal fluid was positive for Pasteurella multocida. No bite or scratch injury as site of entrance could be detected clinically or at autopsy, therefore aerogenic transmission in droplets from a household pet must be considered. Infections with P. multocida have been frequently reported in infants and elderly people; however, rapidly progressive and lethal infections in infants have been described only rarely. These infections must be regarded as preventable through adequate measures of hygiene.
Johannes Haybaeck; Christoph Schindler; Paul Braza; Birgit Willinger; Marcus Drlicek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Wiener klinische Wochenschrift     Volume:  121     ISSN:  0043-5325     ISO Abbreviation:  Wien. Klin. Wochenschr.     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-04     Completed Date:  2009-06-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  21620870R     Medline TA:  Wien Klin Wochenschr     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology and Neuropathology, State Neuropsychiatric Hospital Wagner-Jauregg, Linz, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Pasteurella multocida / isolation & purification*
Pasteurellaceae Infections / diagnosis*,  microbiology*,  therapy
Sepsis / diagnosis*,  microbiology*,  therapy

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