Infection in a Young Immunocompetent Male Caused by Streptobacillus felis, a Putative Zoonotic Microorganism Transmitted by Cats.

Citation:
Matt, U., J. Schmiedel, A. Fawzy, J. Trauth, K. Schmidt, K. Vogel, S. Herold, T. Karrasch, C. Imirzalioglu, and T. Eisenberg, "Infection in a Young Immunocompetent Male Caused by Streptobacillus felis, a Putative Zoonotic Microorganism Transmitted by Cats.", Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 72, issue 10, pp. 1826-1829, 2021.

Abstract:

Rat bite fever (RBF) is predominantly caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis. We report a human infection with Streptobacillus felis. Clinical presentation was consistent with RBF, but serologic testing was negative for S moniliformis. Eventually, S felis-specific sequences were detected in skin lesions of the patient and in the oropharynx of local cats.

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