Rat Bite Fever: Three Case Reports and a Literature Review

  title={Rat Bite Fever: Three Case Reports and a Literature Review},
  author={Liane K Freels and Sean P. Elliott},
  journal={Clinical Pediatrics},
  pages={291 - 295}
Rat bite fever is a systemic illness classically characterized by abrupt onset of fever, rash, and arthralgias, which carries a mortality rate of 13% if left untreated.1 We believe our experience has been unusual, as we diagnosed 3 cases between the months of July and October 2001. Since the presentation of rat bite fever may be nonspecific, a high potential for misdiagnosis exists with potentially fatal complications. We therefore describe our patients’ presentations and review existing… 

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