Pasteurella multocida pneumonia in a man with AIDS and nontraumatic feline exposure

J. J. Drabick, R. A. Gasser, N. B. Saunders, T. L. Hadfield, L. C. Rogers, B. W. Berg, C. J. Drabick

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Abstract

A case of acute pneumonia due to Pasteurella multocida ssp multocida occurred in a young man with AIDS and chronic sinusitis. The pneumonia was diagnosed by bronchoscopy and responded to treatment with aztreonam. Epidemiologic investigation revealed the case was temporally related to nontraumatic exposure to cat secretions that the patient presumably had acquired via an aerosol. The cat's oral cavity was cultured and an isolate of P multocida ssp multocida with identical biochemical reactions, DNA restriction patterns, and nearly identical fatty acid profile to that of the patient's isolate was obtained suggesting they were identical strains and therefore epidemiologically linked. A control strain with identical biochemical reactions and antibiotic sensitivities exhibited different patterns. To our knowledge, this is the first such reported infection in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalCHEST
Volume103
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Feline Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Pasteurella multocida
Pneumonia
Cats
Aztreonam
Sinusitis
Bronchoscopy
Aerosols
Mouth
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Fatty Acids
HIV
Anti-Bacterial Agents
DNA
Infection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Drabick, J. J., Gasser, R. A., Saunders, N. B., Hadfield, T. L., Rogers, L. C., Berg, B. W., & Drabick, C. J. (1993). Pasteurella multocida pneumonia in a man with AIDS and nontraumatic feline exposure. CHEST, 103(1), 7-11. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.103.1.7
Drabick, J. J. ; Gasser, R. A. ; Saunders, N. B. ; Hadfield, T. L. ; Rogers, L. C. ; Berg, B. W. ; Drabick, C. J. / Pasteurella multocida pneumonia in a man with AIDS and nontraumatic feline exposure. In: CHEST. 1993 ; Vol. 103, No. 1. pp. 7-11.
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Drabick, JJ, Gasser, RA, Saunders, NB, Hadfield, TL, Rogers, LC, Berg, BW & Drabick, CJ 1993, 'Pasteurella multocida pneumonia in a man with AIDS and nontraumatic feline exposure', CHEST, vol. 103, no. 1, pp. 7-11. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.103.1.7

Pasteurella multocida pneumonia in a man with AIDS and nontraumatic feline exposure. / Drabick, J. J.; Gasser, R. A.; Saunders, N. B.; Hadfield, T. L.; Rogers, L. C.; Berg, B. W.; Drabick, C. J.

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Drabick JJ, Gasser RA, Saunders NB, Hadfield TL, Rogers LC, Berg BW et al. Pasteurella multocida pneumonia in a man with AIDS and nontraumatic feline exposure. CHEST. 1993 Jan 1;103(1):7-11. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.103.1.7