Bacteremic meningitis due to Pasteurella multocida resistant to first line antibiotic therapy

Infect Dis Rep. 2018 Sep 5;10(2):7632. doi: 10.4081/idr.2018.7632.


Pasteurella species reside in the gastrointestinal tract of many animals, especially in pets such as cats or dogs. Zoonotic transmission of Pasteurella to human is documented. We describe a case of meningitis in a 66-year-old woman with positive blood culture for Pasteurella multocida. Meningitis caused by zoonosis agents is a rare event, but it should be suspected in patients that have recreational or professional exposure to animals. In this case, not only the etiologic agent was rare, but the microorganism was also resistant to firstline antibiotic drugs.

Keywords: Pasteurella multocida; bacteremia; meningitis; zoonosis.

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