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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181c75401
Case Reports

Pasteurella multocida Septicemia in Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenic Dairy Farmer With Lung Cancer

Waraich, Kanwaljit K. MD*†; Duggal, Abhijit MD, MPH*‡; Cutrona, Anthony MD, FIDSA, FACP†§

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Abstract

Pasteurella multocida is a facultatively anaerobic gram-negative organism, which causes widespread zoonotic infections in humans. We report a case of P. multocida septicemia in a 58-year-old dairy farmer with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. This case report illustrates the risk of serious infections with P. multocida in patients with febrile neutropenia. We also review the medical literature of P. multocida bacteremia in neutropenic patients after chemotherapy for hematologic and solid organ cancers. We also discuss empirical antibiotic choices in patients with P. multocida infections.

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