Pasteurella multocida Meningitis in Infancy: An Avoidable Infection

D. Clapp, Martin B. Kleiman, Janet K. Reynolds, Stephen D. Allen

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Abstract

Pasteurella multocida is a common commensal in the upper respiratory tracts of cats and dogs. Infection with P multocida in humans usually follows infected bite wounds; however, infection in humans unrelated to animal bites is rare. We describe two infants with P multocida meningitis in whom infection was probably related to nontraumatic facial licking by household pet dogs. Both patients recovered fully. Although the risk is low, parents should be informed that mucous membrane exposure to household pets may expose an infant to the risk of systemic P multocida infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-446
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume140
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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Pasteurella multocida Meningitis in Infancy : An Avoidable Infection. / Clapp, D.; Kleiman, Martin B.; Reynolds, Janet K.; Allen, Stephen D.

In: American Journal of Diseases of Children, Vol. 140, No. 5, 1986, p. 444-446.

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Clapp, D. ; Kleiman, Martin B. ; Reynolds, Janet K. ; Allen, Stephen D. / Pasteurella multocida Meningitis in Infancy : An Avoidable Infection. In: American Journal of Diseases of Children. 1986 ; Vol. 140, No. 5. pp. 444-446.
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