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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181c3c64a
Case Reports

Pasteurella pneumotropica: A Rare Case of Polymicrobial Cellulitis With No Known Animal Vector

South, Jamie King DO, MS*; Villazana-Kretzer, Diana DO, MS†; Atkinson, Barbara DO‡

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Abstract

We describe a rare case of Pasteurella pneumotropica in a 66-year-old man with a history of bilateral, nonhealing, plantar ulcerations. Pasteurella pneumotropica is a pleomorphic gram-negative bacterium, which is reported to occur most commonly after an animal bite or scratch. This case demonstrates a patient with chronic, nonhealing ulcers and no known history of animal saliva exposure that developed a polymicrobial cellulitis with Pasteurella pneumotropica, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus agalactiae.

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