Infection

, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 483–485

The first case of Pasteurella canis bacteremia: a cirrhotic patient with an open leg wound

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s15010-010-0040-1

Cite this article as:
Albert, T.J. & Stevens, D.L. Infection (2010) 38: 483. doi:10.1007/s15010-010-0040-1

Abstract

Introduction

Severe human infections caused by the Pasteurella species are typically seen following animal bites. P. canis is a species that rarely affects humans and has never been found in systemic infections.

Summary

Here, we report the first documented case of P. canis bacteremia in an infected human, thought to be caused by a dog lick to an open leg wound.

Keywords

PasteurellaCanisBacteremiaCirrhosis

Copyright information

© Urban & Vogel 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Infectious Diseases Section, Medical Services Office (111)Boise Veterans Affairs Medical CenterBoiseUSA