Pasteurella Multocida Pneumonia: A Case of Mistaken Identity in a Previously Well 47-Year-Old Woman

Layth Alsaffar, Amy Jones


Pasteurella infections in humans are usually zoonotic in origin, with a variety of presentations including cellulitis, septic arthritis and respiratory illness in elderly patients, the immunocompromised or those with existing chronic lung disease. We present a case of Pasteurella multocida pneumonia in a middle-aged woman with no previous lung disease and highlight a potential difficulty in the laboratory identification of Pasteurella species.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(5):260-261


Pasteurella pneumonia; Infection; Diagnosis

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