A Japanese patient with a rare case of Streptobacillus moniliformis bacteremia

Satoshi Okamori, Minoru Nakano, Mitsunobu Nakamura, Eiji Takahashi, Toshikazu Hasuike, Yoshihiko Nakamura, Daisuke Aizawa

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Abstract

Streptobacillus moniliformis is the etiological agent of rat-bite fever, a rare disease in Asia that is difficult to diagnose. We describe an elderly patient living in rat-infested conditions who presented with severe sepsis. He was successfully treated with meropenem, and blood culture revealed infection with S. moniliformis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-878
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Volume21
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Rat-bite fever
  • Severe sepsis
  • Streptobacillus moniliformis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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