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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31820fc83d
Case Reports

An Unusual Cause of Neonatal Meningitis: 2 Case Reports

Thakur, Pooja H. MD; Swanson, Douglas MD; Livingston, Robyn MD

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Pasteurella multocida is a small, nonmotile, facultatively anaerobic, gram-negative coccobacillus or bacillus found in the upper respiratory tract of most dogs and cats and also swine, opossums, rats, rabbits, fowl, and possibly, humans. It is a common cause of wound infections after a cat or dog bite. Although most infections occur after a bite, other modes of transmission such as inhalation, licking, or oral transmission have been known to occur. We report 2 cases of Pasteurella multocida meningitis in neonates without a history of an animal bite.

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