Bacteremic community-acquired pneumonia due to Pasteurella multocida.

  title={Bacteremic community-acquired pneumonia due to Pasteurella multocida.},
  author={Diamantis P Kofteridis and Maria Christofaki and Elpis Mantadakis and Sofia Maraki and Ioannis Drygiannakis and J. Papadakis and George Samonis},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  volume={13 3},
An 87-year-old man was admitted to hospital because of fever, productive cough, dyspnea and altered consciousness. His medical history was significant for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He owned several pets. Physical examination and a chest radiograph revealed right upper lobe pneumonia. Blood cultures taken on admission yielded Pasteurella multocida and antimicrobial susceptibility testing showed susceptibility to beta-lactams. The fever subsided four days after treatment with… CONTINUE READING
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