Pasteurella Multocida Urinary Tract Infection in a Susceptible Patient with Non-Traumatic Feline Contact

R I Med J (2013). 2022 Feb 1;105(1):17-19.


Pasteurella multocida is a part of the normal oral flora of domestic animals. Humans can develop skin and soft tissue infections from P. multocida after traumatic animal contact, usually through bites and scratches from domestic animals. Although rare, there have been documented case reports where P. multocida has been isolated from patients even after minimal casual animal contact. Even rarer, is the isolation of P. multocida from urine. The few documented cases of urine isolation have been described in patients who have underlying medical conditions, particularly those with urologic abnormalities. Here we present a 34-year-old female patient with known congenital neurological and urological anomalies who developed a P. multocida urinary tract infection from casual contact with a household feline, a previously unrecognized risk factor for P. multocida UTI in anatomically susceptible individuals.

Keywords: Pasteurella multocida; UTI; atraumatic; congenital anomaly; feline exposure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic
  • Cats
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pasteurella Infections* / diagnosis
  • Pasteurella multocida*
  • Risk Factors
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / diagnosis