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Septic arthritis due to Pasteurella multocida.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1546361     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have reported two cases of septic arthritis caused by Pasteurella multocida, the first, septic polyarthritis unrelated to animal contact and the other, septic monarthritis after a cat scratch. Serious infections with this gram-negative bacillus must be treated with intravenous penicillin, ampicillin, or a third-generation cephalosporin; aminoglycosides are not effective. A high index of suspicion is appropriate when there is a history of a recent animal-inflicted wound, though infection may also occur with either nontraumatic animal contact or no recognized animal contact at all.
A Kumar; P Kannampuzha
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-16     Completed Date:  1992-04-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Arthritis, Infectious / drug therapy,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Pasteurella Infections / drug therapy,  etiology*
Pasteurella multocida / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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