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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31825aeddb
Case Reports

Pasteurella multocida Meningitis in an Infant With No Direct Animal Contact: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Menchise, Alexandra M. MD; Bergamo, Dale F. MD

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Abstract

Abstract: A 3-week-old male neonate presented with fever, pallor, and irritability secondary to Pasteurella multocida meningitis. Exposure within the household to a pet cat and dog occurred; there is no definitive evidence of transmission of infection. We conclude that through indirect contamination, the patient was colonized with Pasteurella multocida followed by systemic infection.

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