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.
From the *Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Methodist Hospital, Dallas; †Department of Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss and ‡Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX.
Reprints: Jamie King South, DO, MS, Methodist Hospital, Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, 1441 N. Beckley Dr., Dallas, TX 75230. E-mail: email@example.com.
The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.