Corneal ulcer caused by Pasteurella multocida

Am J Ophthalmol. 1977 Apr;83(4):540-2. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(77)90562-1.


A 44-year-old woman with Graves' disease and exophthalmos developed a severe corneal ulcer caused by Pasteurella multocida after being bumped on her right eye by her pet dog. The organism was transferred from the patient to an abraded rabbit cornea and produced a similiar corneal ulcer and hypopyon.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic / microbiology
  • Corneal Ulcer / etiology*
  • Dogs
  • Exophthalmos / complications
  • Female
  • Graves Disease / complications
  • Humans
  • Iowa
  • Pasteurella Infections*
  • Rabbits