Neonatal Pasteurella multocida subsp. septica Meningitis Traced to Household Cats: Molecular Linkage Analysis Using Repetitive-Sequence-Based PCR

J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jan;54(1):230-2. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01337-15. Epub 2015 Oct 21.

Abstract

Pasteurella multocida is a rare cause of neonatal bacterial meningitis. We describe such a case and verify two household cats as the source of infection using repetitive-element PCR (rep-PCR) molecular fingering.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cat Diseases / transmission
  • Cats
  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Family Characteristics
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnosis*
  • Meningitis, Bacterial / microbiology
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Molecular Typing*
  • Pasteurella Infections / diagnosis*
  • Pasteurella Infections / microbiology
  • Pasteurella Infections / transmission
  • Pasteurella multocida / classification*
  • Pasteurella multocida / genetics*
  • Pasteurella multocida / isolation & purification
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid
  • Zoonoses / diagnosis*
  • Zoonoses / microbiology
  • Zoonoses / transmission