[Paranasal sinusitis due to Pasteurella multocida]

Nihon Jibiinkoka Gakkai Kaiho. 1993 Feb;96(2):192-6. doi: 10.3950/jibiinkoka.96.192.
[Article in Japanese]


A case of paranasal sinusitis due to Pasteurella multocida (P. multocida) is reported. A 39-year-old woman presented with chief complaints of rhinorrhea and headache. The patient kept a cat in her house and kept such close contact with it as to wake up by being licked every morning. Bacteriological examination revealed P. multocida isolated from her nasal discharge and also from the saliva of the cat kept by the patient. The two isolates were compatible with respect to biochemical properties, serotype and drug susceptibility. Therefore, P. multocida infection in this case was considered to have originated from the pet cat. P. multocida infection has been increasing recently. One of the reasons is a pet boom. In order to prevent acquiring the infection from a pet animal, we should have knowledge about this infection, advise the patient to avoid close contact with pets, and provide valuable information concerning these problems to society from the viewpoint of zoonosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pasteurella Infections / transmission*
  • Pasteurella multocida* / isolation & purification
  • Sinusitis / microbiology*
  • Zoonoses