Author | Smitha Daka, MD

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Pasteurella Pneumonia Associated With Cutaneous Trauma

October 01, 2008

Community-acquired pneumonia is a frequent cause ofhospital admission in adults. It usually results from infectionwith pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilusinfluenzae, Mycoplasma, and Chlamydia, among others. In a fewcases, pneumonia develops from infection with unusualpathogens, such as Pasteurella multocida, a gram-negativeorganism commonly found in the mouths of cats and dogs.We report a case of P multocida pneumonia associated with skintrauma caused by cat scratches in a woman with a history ofchronic obstructive pulmonary disease. [Infect Med. 2008;25:487-489]