Rat bite fever without fever

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_46D139C9D436
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Rat bite fever without fever
Périodique
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Auteur(s)
Stehle  P., Dubuis  O., So  A., Dudler  J.
ISSN
0003-4967 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
09/2003
Volume
62
Numéro
9
Pages
894-6
Notes
Case Reports
Journal Article --- Old month value: Sep
Résumé
Rat bite fever is a rarely reported acute febrile bacterial illness caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minus following a rat bite. It is classically characterised by abrupt onset of fever with rigors, myalgias, headache, and the appearance of a generalised maculopapular petechial skin rash. Polyarthritis complicates the course of the disease in up to 50% of infected patients, and numerous hurdles can make the diagnosis particularly difficult in the absence of fever or rash, as in the present case. A high degree of awareness is necessary to make the correct diagnosis in such cases. Diagnosis has important prognostic implications as the disease is potentially lethal, but easily treatable.
Mots-clé
Aged Animals Arthritis/*microbiology Bites and Stings/*complications/microbiology Humans Male Rat-Bite Fever/*diagnosis Rats *Streptobacillus Synovial Fluid/microbiology
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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25/01/2008 9:38
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08/05/2019 17:58
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