Streptobacillus moniliformis Bacteremia in a Pet Shop Employee: Case Report and Literature Review

Kiyozumi Suzuki, Yuji Hirai, Fujiko Morita, Ayako Nakamura, Yuki Uehara, Toshio Naito

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Abstract

A 39-year-old pet shop employee who sustained a bite from one of his store's rats developed fever and arthritis. Streptobacillus moniliformis was cultured from the patient's blood, confirming a diagnosis of rat-bite fever. Treatment with standard antibiotics was successful. Although rat-bite fever is commonly considered a zoonosis transmitted by wild or laboratory rats, our case emphasizes that it may be transmitted by pet animals as well.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofx038
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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