Pédiatrie et thérapeutique

Pédiatrie et thérapeutique
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ISSN: 2161-0665


Fever in an 8-Month-Old Infant Following a Rat Bite

Barbara Kowalik-Mikolajewska, Malgorzata Aniszewska, Magdalena Pluta and Magdalena Marczynska

Rat-bite fever (RBF) is a zoonotic infection caused by Gram-negative microaerophilic Streptobacillus moniliformis and Spirillum minus. Rat-bite fever predominantly affects the population in areas of poor socioeconomic status. The disease has been reported in high-income countries where rats are commonly kept as pets. The case described below is that of an 8-month-old infant boy who was diagnosed with rat-bite fever.