Severe Pasteurella multocida infections in pregnant women

Jan Rollof, Hugo Johansson, Elisabet Holst

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We report 2 cases of severe infections due to Pasteurella multocida, both occurring during pregnancy in previously healthy women. Both women had contact with animals (dog and cat) but neither of them had been bitten. Apart from a slight decrease in IgG levels, no immunological defects could be detected. Both women had received oral phenoxymethylpenicillin in the early phase of the disease, but still fell ill with severe infections. One woman had meningitis while the other suffered from cellulitis with deep abscess formation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-456
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Infectious Medicine


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