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Bacteremia, Sepsis, Pasteurella Multocida, Chronic kidney disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Hemodialysis.


Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine


Pasteurella multocida(P. multocida)is part of the normal gastrointestinal and upper respiratory flora of domestic and wild animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, opossums, boars, tigers, lions and horses (1, 2). Transmission of P. multocidais usually through scratches and bites leading to infections of the soft tissue and skin (3,4). P. multocida bacteremia is rare, but occurs in individuals with major risk factors including chronic pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, end state renal disease (ESRD), and an immunocompromised state (3,4). Non traumatic infections of P. multocida in immunocompromised individuals,are more likely to require care in the intensive care unit (ICU), likely to occur in patients with severe comorbidities, and are likely to end in mortality (4). In this case, we present P. multocida bacteremia in an immunocompromised adult male with end stage kidney on hemodialysis.

Pasteurella Multocida Bacteremia Secondary to Multiple Cat Scratches



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