Rat bite fever (Streptobacillus moniliformis) with septicemia in a child.

  title={Rat bite fever (Streptobacillus moniliformis) with septicemia in a child.},
  author={M Rygg and Cathrine Foyn Bruun},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={24 4},
A 5-year-old girl was admitted to hospital with fever, headache and nausea. Her C-reactive protein raised from less than 11 mg/l to 65 mg/l and she developed a maculopapular, petechial rash, especially pronounced on the soles and palms. After incubation for 3 days, Streptobacillus moniliformis was found in all blood cultures that had been taken. Some weeks before her admission, the girl had been playing with her grandmother's pet rats, which later had died from an unknown disease. There was no… CONTINUE READING
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