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Pasteurella multocida meningitis in an adult: case report
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  1. G R Armstrong2,
  2. R A Sen2,
  3. J Wilkinson1
  1. 1Department of Histopathology, Hope Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, UK
  2. 2Department of Microbiology, Hope Hospital
  1. Dr Wilkinson

Abstract

Pasteurella multocida is known to form part of the normal flora in the nasopharynx or gastrointestinal tract in many domestic and wild animals. Most human P multocida infections are soft tissue infections caused by dog or cat bites. Less commonly this bacterium is associated with infections affecting other organ systems of man. A case of fatal P multocida meningitis discovered at the necropsy of a 52 year old man is described. P multocida is an unusual causative agent of meningitis which tends to affect those at the extremes of age.

  • Pasteurella multocida
  • meningitis
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