Pasteurella multocida is a Gram-negative coccobacillus that resides in the gastrointestinal tract of many animals as part of the indigenous flora. It is responsible for a zoonotic disease. Transmission of Pasteurella spp can happen after contacts with both wild and domestic animals, especially cats and dogs. Usually, human infection is a result of animal bites or scratches. We describe a case of a septic shock in a 75-year-old immunocompromised woman with positive blood culture for P. multocida, successfully treated with a combination of meropenem, doxycycline and ceftobiprole.
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Pasteurella multocida septic shock in an immunocompromised woman
Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine 2019;
Submission date: 09 Jul 2019
Revised on: 07 Aug 2019
Accepted on: 30 Aug 2019
Published online: 06 Sep 2019